Treta, aka: Tretā; 4 Definition(s)
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Tretā (त्रेता).—At the commencement of this Yuga, Brahmā established the social polity of castes and orders; long life, learning, strength, beauty, health and righteousness were common; in course of time moha made men irreligious and prejudiced; they appealed to Manu who created two sons, Priyavrata and Uttānapāda through Śatarūpā; they were the first kings of the earth; here was the division of the Śamhitā, Mantra, Ṛṣi and Brāhmaṇa; the dharma meant truth, japa, tapas and dāna; the kings were Cakravartins;1 the dharma of;2 see Tretāyuga.Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Tretā (त्रेता) or Tretāyuga refers to the “threefold-life age” and represents the second of the “four ages” (yuga) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 88). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., tretā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
trētā (त्रेता).—f or trētāyuga n (S) The second yuga or age, consisting of 12,96,000 years.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
trētā (त्रेता).—f trētāyuga n The 2nd yuga or age.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Search found 38 books and stories containing Treta or Tretā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1.70 < [Section XL - The ‘day’ of Brahmā and the ‘Yugas’]
Verse 9.302 < [Section XL - Personal Behaviour of the King]
Verse 1.86 < [Section LIV - Variation of ‘Virtue’ in the four Cycles]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXXII - Dissolution of the Universe < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter XV - Enumeration of one thousand epithets of Vishnu < [Agastya Samhita]
The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
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