Sadharanadharma, Sādhāraṇadharma, Sadharana-dharma: 3 definitions



Sadharanadharma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sadharanadharma in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sādhāraṇadharma (साधारणधर्म).—m (S) Common or universal duty; conduct to be observed by all castes, classes, and individuals.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sadharanadharma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sādhāraṇadharma (साधारणधर्म).—

1) a common or universal duty; (ahiṃsā satyamasteyaṃ śaucamandriyanigrahaḥ | damaḥ kṣamārjavaṃ dānaṃ dharmaṃ sādhāraṇaṃ viduḥ ||).

2) the common duty of procreation; (prajanārthaṃ striyaḥ sṛṣṭāḥ saṃtānārthaṃ ca mānavāḥ | tasmāt sādhāraṇo dharmaḥ śrutau patnyā sahoditaḥ ||).

Derivable forms: sādhāraṇadharmaḥ (साधारणधर्मः).

Sādhāraṇadharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sādhāraṇa and dharma (धर्म).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sādhāraṇadharma (साधारणधर्म):—[=sādhāraṇa-dharma] [from sādhāraṇa > sādhāra] m. com° or universal duty, conduct or duty binding on all castes and orders alike (as humanity etc.), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams]

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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 (even English!). 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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