Pritha, Prithā, Pṛthā, Pṛtha: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Pṛthā and Pṛtha can be transliterated into English as Prtha or Pritha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pṛthā (पृथा).—See under Kuntī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Pṛtha (पृथ).—A son of Raucya Manu.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 109.

2) Pṛthā (पृथा).—A Vīramāta; surname of Kuntī (s.v.). A sister of Vasudeva. Became the adopted daughter of the childless Kuntibhoja who was a friend of her father, Śūra. She pleased Durvāsa by service and obtained some mantras; just to test their efficacy, she invoked the Sun-God who was before her. She requested him to return. But he conferred on her a son, when she was yet a maiden, and went away. Afraid of scandals, she abandoned the child in the river and later became the wife of Pāṇḍu;1 gave birth to three famous sons, all devaputras and equal to Indra. Yudhiṣṭhira from Dharma, Bhīma from Māruta, and Arjuna from Indra.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 8. 3, 17, 44; 13. 3; 15. 33; III. 1. 39-40; IX. 24. 30-36; X. 49. 1; 58. 7; 71. 39; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 150-51; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 31-4.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 46. 4, 7-9; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 149-153; 99. 243; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 35-6.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

1) Daughter of a Yadava chief named Sura. Arjuna was her son.

2) Pritha; another name for Kuntī (a character from the mahabharata and the Bhagavata Purana).

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Prithā (प्रिथा): Mother of Karna and of the Pandavas; equvivalent Kunti.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pṛtha (पृथ).—Ved.

1) The palm of the hand.

2) A kind of measure (of 13 Aṅgulas).

Derivable forms: pṛthaḥ (पृथः).

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Pṛthā (पृथा).—Name of Kuntī, one of the two wives of Pāṇḍu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛthā (पृथा).—f.

(-thā) Kunti, the wife of Pandu. E. pratha to be famous, affs. aṅ and ṭāpa, the semi-vowel changed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛthā (पृथा).—f. Kunti, one of the wives of Paṇḍu.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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