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Pritha (पृथा) refers to Kuntī, Krishna’s aunt. She was the daughter of Śūrasena, the sister of Vasudeva, the wife of Pandu, and the mother of the three eldest Pandavas (Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna) and Karna. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).


Various definitions

  • Pṛthā (पृथा).—See under Kuntī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Pṛtha (पृथ).—A son of Raucya Manu.

2) Pṛthā (पृथा).—A Vīramāta; surname of Kuntī (s.v.). A sister of Vasudeva. Became the adopted daughter of the childless Kuntibhoja who was a friend of her father, Śūra. She pleased Durvāsa by service and obtained some mantras; just to test their efficacy, she invoked the Sun-God who was before her. She requested him to return. But he conferred on her a son, when she was yet a maiden, and went away. Afraid of scandals, she abandoned the child in the river and later became the wife of Pāṇḍu;1 gave birth to three famous sons, all devaputras and equal to Indra. Yudhiṣṭhira from Dharma, Bhīma from Māruta, and Arjuna from Indra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

1) Daughter of a Yadava chief named Sura. Arjuna was her son.

2) Pritha; another name for Kuntī (a character from the mahabharata and the Bhagavata Purana).

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Prithā (प्रिथा): Mother of Karna and of the Pandavas; equvivalent Kunti. Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pṛtha (पृथ).—Ved.

1) The palm of the hand.

2) A kind of measure (of 13 Aṅgulas).

Derivable forms: pṛthaḥ (पृथः).

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Pṛthā (पृथा).—Name of Kuntī, one of the two wives of Pāṇḍu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛthā (पृथा).—f.

(-thā) Kunti, the wife of Pandu. E. pratha to be famous, affs. aṅ and ṭāpa, the semi-vowel changed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛthā (पृथा).—f. Kunti, one of the wives of Paṇḍu. Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛtha (पृथ).—[masculine] the palm of the hand.

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

1) Pṛtha (पृथ):—[from pṛth] m. the flat or palm of the hand, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] measure (the length of the h° from the tip of the fingers to the knuckles, or = 13 Aṅgulis), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) Pṛthā (पृथा):—[from pṛtha > pṛth] a f. See below.

4) [from pṛth] b f. Name of a daughter of Śūra and adopted d° of Kuntī and one of the wives of Pāṇḍu (mother of Karṇa before her marriage, and of Yudhi-ṣṭhira, Bhīma, and Arjuna after her m°; See Kuntī), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa etc.] Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛthā (पृथा):—(thā) 1. f. Kunti, wife of Pāndu.


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