दृषद् f. [दॄ अदि षुक् ह्रस्वश्च; cf. Uṇ.1.128] 1 A rock, large stone, or stone in general; तत्र व्यक्तं दृषदि चरणन्यास- मर्धेन्दुमौलेः Me.55; R.4.74; Bh.1.38. -2 A mill-stone, a flat stone for grinding condiments upon; भित्वा मृषाश्रु- र्द्दषदश्मना रहः Bhāg.1.9.6. -Comp. -अश्मन् m., -पुत्रः the upper and smaller mill-stone. -उपलः a grind-stone for grinding condiments upon. (दृषदिमाषकः a tax raised from mill stones). -सारम् iron; दृषत्साररुतत्त्वामृतमपि भवाम्भो- निधिगतः Mv.6.52.
Appears in the Rigveda and Atharvaveda to denote not a millstone, but merely a stone used to pound grain, which was placed on another stone as a support. When used later in connexion with Upalā, the lower and the upper millstone, or mortar and pestle may be meant; but this is not certain. Eggeling renders them as the large and small millstones. See also Upara and Upalā.
Stony,’ is the name of a river which flows into the Sarasvatī after running for a time parallel to it. It is mentioned in the Rigveda,1 along with the Sarasvatī and the Apayā, as the scene of action of the Bharata princes. In the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana2 and later3 the Drsadvatī and the Sarasvatī are the scene of special sacrifices. In Manu4 these two rivers form the western boundary of the Middle Country.
noun (feminine) mother of Prasenajit (called also Haimavatī) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a river which flows into the Sarasvatī (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Durgā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the mother of Aṣṭaka and wife of Viśvāmitra (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the mother of Pratardana and wife of Divodāsa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the mother of Śibi Auśīnara and wife of Nṛpa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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