From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Dhrti, DhRti, Dhrriti
- to hold; to support; to sustain
- firmness; reliability; strength; stability; patience; resolution
- the son of Vijaya and father of Dhŗtavrata (Hv. Pur.); a son of bahbru (M. Bh.); a son of King Vītahavya of Videha and father of Bahulāśva (M. Bh.); (fem: dhŗtī): the daughter of Dakşa and the wife of Dharma and mother of Niyama (Vi. Pur.); on eof the 16 digits or “kalā” of the Moon (Vi. Pur.); the wife of the muni Kapila; the wife of the 12th Manu Rudra Sāvaŕņi (Vi. Pur.).