dhātṛ धातृ

Definition: धातृ m. [धा-तृच्] 1 A maker, creator, originator, author. -2 A bearer, preserver, supporter. -3 An epithet of Brahmā, the creator of the world; मन्ये दुर्जनचित्तवृत्तिहरणे धातापि भग्नोद्यमः H.2.124; R.13.6; Si.1.13; Ku.7.44; Ki.12.33; सूर्याचन्द्रमसौ धाता यथापूर्व- मकल्पयत् । Mahānārāyṇa Up. -4 An epithet of Viṣṇu; Mb.12.15.18. -5 The soul. -6 N. for the seven sages (सप्तर्षि) being the first creation of Brahmā cf. पुरातनाः पुराविद्भिर्धातार इति कीर्तिताः Ku.6.9. -7 A married woman's paramour, adulterer. -8 One of the forty-nine winds. -9 An arranger. -1 One who nourishes. -11 A star among ध्रुवमत्स्य; Bhāg.5.23.5. -12 Fate, destiny; धाता यथा मां विदधीत लोके ध्रुवं तथा$हं भवितेति मत्वा Mb.1.89.1. -Comp. -पुत्रः an epithet of Sanatkumāra.


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