Adhiratha


Adhiratha

According to the Mahābhārata, Adhiratha (अधिरथ) was a charioteer, and was the foster father of Karna. According to some studies, Who|date=July 2007 he was king of Anga, currently the regions around Bhagalpur, Bihar, India; whereas according to others, a charioteer of King Dhritarashtra. According to a third opinion he was both.

References

*"A Dictionary of Hindu Mythology & Religion" by John Dowson
*Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. Modern Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. [http://www.mythfolklore.net/india/encyclopedia/adhiratha.htm Adhiratha]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Glossary of terms in Hinduism — The following is a glossary of terms and concepts in Hinduism. The list consists of concepts that are derived from both Hinduism and Hindu tradition, which are expressed as words in Sanskrit as well as other languages of India. The main purpose… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of Hinduism terms — An article related to Hinduism …   Wikipedia

  • Karna — es una de las figuras centrales de la epopeya hindú Majábharata. कर्ण, en escritura devánagari. karṇa, en el sistema IAST de transliteración sánscrita. Etimología: ‘orejas’, en sánscrito, debido a que la leyenda dice que nació con kundalas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Radha (Majábharata) — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para Radha, la principal compañera de Krishná consulte Radharani. Radha es un personaje del texto épico Majábharata. Era la esposa del sutá[1] Ádhiratha (auriga del rey Shūra de Anga). Su esposo encontró al niño… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Krishna — This article is about the Hindu deity. For other meanings, see Krishna (disambiguation). Krishna Krishna holding flute Devanagari कृष्ण Sanskrit Transliteratio …   Wikipedia

  • Balarama — This article is about the elder brother of the divine being Krishna. For other uses, see Balarama (disambiguation). Balarama Bala Rama Devanagari बलराम Affiliation Avatar of …   Wikipedia

  • Arjuna — For other uses, see Arjuna (disambiguation). A statue of Arjuna on a street in Bali Arjuna (Devanagari: अर्जुन, Thai: อรชุน, Orachun, Tamil: Arjunan, Indonesian and Javanese: Harjuna, Harjuno, Herjuno, Malay: Ranjuna; pronounced [ɐrˈɟunɐ] in… …   Wikipedia

  • Vyasa — For the author of Brahma Sutras, see Badarayana. For the crater on Mercury, see Vyasa (crater). Vyasa Veda Vyasa (modern painting) Titles/honours Festival of Guru Purnima, is dedicated to him, and also known as Vyasa Purnima as it is the day,… …   Wikipedia

  • Satyavati — Shantanu woos Satyavati, the fisherwoman. Painting by …   Wikipedia

  • Draupadi — Draupadi. Painting by Raja Ravi Varma. In the epic Mahābhārata, Draupadi, also known as Kṛṣṇā draupadī (Devanagari: कृष्णा द्रौपदी; approximate pronunciation: [krɪʂɳaː d …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.