पृषध्र

विकिशब्दकोशः तः
Jump to navigation Jump to search


यन्त्रोपारोपितकोशांशः[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Monier-Williams[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Attention yellow.png

पृष्ठभागोऽयं यन्त्रेण केनचित् काले काले मार्जयित्वा यथास्रोतः परिवर्तयिष्यते। तेन मा भूदत्र शोधनसम्भ्रमः। सज्जनैः मूलमेव शोध्यताम्।


पृषध्र/ पृष--ध्र m. N. of a man RV. viii , 52 , 4 (supposed author of RV. viii , 56 )

पृषध्र/ पृष--ध्र m. of a son of one of the मनुs MBh.

पृषध्र/ पृष--ध्र m. of a warrior on the side of the पाण्डवs ib. ( w.r. -ध्रु; See. पृश्नि-धर).

Purana index[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Attention yellow.png

पृष्ठभागोऽयं यन्त्रेण केनचित् काले काले मार्जयित्वा यथास्रोतः परिवर्तयिष्यते। तेन मा भूदत्र शोधनसम्भ्रमः। सज्जनैः मूलमेव शोध्यताम्।


(I)--a son of Vaivasvata Manu. Being appointed by his teacher to be in charge of cattle he attend- ed to it zealously. During nights he kept awake in वीरासन posture. On a dark rainy night a tiger entered the stall and caught hold of a cow, when the other cows ran pell-mell. At this the prince drew the sword, and in the darkness he cut off the head of a cow and the ear of the tiger. Next morning he reported the sad news to the preceptor, who cursed him to become a शूद्र. He however continued to live a life of celibacy, and detachment to things mundane, ever con- templating on Hari. He reached ब्रह्मा by entering the forest-fire in the course of his wanderings. भा. VIII. १३. 3; IX. 1. १२; 2. 3-१४; Br. III. ६०. 3; M. ११. ४१; १२. २५; वा. ६४. ३०; ८६. 1; Vi. III. 1. ३४; IV. 1. 7, १७. [page२-390+ २८]
(II)--a son of स्वायम्भुव Manu; फलकम्:F1:  Br. II. ३८. ३१; वा. ८५. 4; ८६. 1.फलकम्:/F killed his preceptor Cyavana's cow and was cursed to become a शूद्र. फलकम्:F2:  Br. III. ६१. 1.फलकम्:/F

Purana Encyclopedia[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Attention yellow.png

पृष्ठभागोऽयं यन्त्रेण केनचित् काले काले मार्जयित्वा यथास्रोतः परिवर्तयिष्यते। तेन मा भूदत्र शोधनसम्भ्रमः। सज्जनैः मूलमेव शोध्यताम्।


PṚṢADHRA I : The ninth son of Vaivasvata Manu. He is described as one of the sacred and virtuous persons to be remembered during early mornings. He did penance at Kurukṣetra and attained Svarga. (Śloka 11, Chapter 20, Aśvamedha Parva).

Even from boyhood Pṛṣadhra started practice of penance. He got disgusted with life even from his boyhood. A story is told how it happened so. Once when Pṛṣadhra was studying under his Guru, a tiger entered the shed of the cows at night. Hearing the piti- able wails of the cow he went to the shed with his sword and gave a strong and fatal cut to the tiger with it. Un- fortunately the stroke fell on the cow instead of the tiger and not knowing the truth in the darkness Pṛṣadhra went and slept peacefully. In the morning when he went to the shed he found the cow lying dead with his sword-cut. He then knew the mistake he had made at night and was so distressed with the accident that he at once left for Kurukṣetra and started doing penance there.


_______________________________
*6th word in right half of page 607 (+offset) in original book.

PṚṢADHRA II : A son of King Drupada. He was killed in the great battle by Aśvatthāmā. (Śloka 18, Chapter 156, Droṇa Parva).


_______________________________
*1st word in left half of page 608 (+offset) in original book.

PṚṢADHRA III : A brahmin boy. One night while he was living in the āśrama of his Guru he saw a lion going out from the premises of the āśrama with an āśrama cow in its mouth. The brahmin boy rushed at it and struck the lion with a sword. But due to want of proper light the sword-cut fell on the cow and the cow fell down dead. The next day the Guru finding the cow lying dead mistook it for a deliberate killing by his disciple and cursed Pṛṣadhra to death. to be born as a Śūdra. When Pṛṣadhra was thus roaming about in the forests in his cursed form he fell into a big forest fire and was burnt to death. (Chapter 2, Sṛṣṭi Khaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa; Chapter 1, Aṁśa 4, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).


_______________________________
*2nd word in left half of page 608 (+offset) in original book.

Vedic Index of Names and Subjects[सम्पाद्यताम्]

Attention yellow.png

पृष्ठभागोऽयं यन्त्रेण केनचित् काले काले मार्जयित्वा यथास्रोतः परिवर्तयिष्यते। तेन मा भूदत्र शोधनसम्भ्रमः। सज्जनैः मूलमेव शोध्यताम्।


Pṛṣadhra occurs in a Vālakhilya hymn of the Rigveda[१] as the name of a man. He is also mentioned in the Śāṅkhāyana Śrauta Sūtra[२] as a patron of Praskaṇva, and called Pṛṣadhra Medhya Mātariśvan (or Mātariśva); but for once there is a discrepancy between the statement of the Sūtra and the text of the Rigveda, for the hymns[३] there attributed to Praskaṇva as in praise of Pṛṣadhra have nothing in them connected with Pṛṣadhra, while the Anukramaṇī (Index) ascribes to Pṛṣadhra himself the authorship of one of them.[४] On the other hand, Medhya and Mātariśvan appear as separate persons in the Rigveda[१] along with Pṛṣadhra.

  1. १.० १.१ viii. 52, 2.
  2. xvi. 11, 25-27.
  3. viii. 55. 56.
  4. viii. 56.

    Cf. Weber, Episches im vedischen Ritual, 39.
"https://sa.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=पृषध्र&oldid=473986" इत्यस्माद् प्रतिप्राप्तम्