Dharaņīdhara

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Dharanidhara, DharanIdhara, Dharanidhara


  1. supporting or carrying the earth
  2. a tortoise; a king
  3. the cosmic serpent Śeşa; the father of Śaśidhara (Rāj. Tr.); one of the 10 elephants that support the earth (M. Bh.); another name for Vişņu in his Varāha (wild boar) incarnation.