Dictionaries | References

केतु

A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
केतु  m. m. (fr.4.चित्), bright appearance, clearness, brightness (often pl., ‘rays of light’), [RV.]; [VS.]; [AV.]
lamp, flame, torch, ib.
day-time, [ŚāṅkhBr.]
([Naigh. iii, 9]) apparition, form, shape, [RV.]; [PārGṛ.]
sign, mark, ensign, flag, banner, [RV.]; [AV.]; [MBh.] &c.
a chief, leader, eminent person, [RV.]; [R. iv, 28, 18]; [Ragh. ii, 33]; [BhP.]
intellect, judgement, discernment (?), [RV. v, 66, 4]; [AV. x, 2, 12]
any unusual or striking phenomenon, comet, meteor, falling star, [AdbhBr.]; [Mn. i, 38]; [VarBṛS.]; [BhP.] &c.
the dragon's tail or descending node (considered in astron. as the 9th planet, and in mythol. as the body of the demon सैंहिकेय [son of सिंहिका] which was severed from the head or राहु by विष्णु at the churning of the ocean, but was rendered immortal by having tasted the अमृत), [Hariv. 4259]; [R.]; [VP.]
-गण   ‘a pigmy race’ See below
See also: गण
disease, [L.]
an enemy, [L.]
N. of a son of अग्नि (author of [RV. x, 156]), [RAnukr.]
(with the patr.वाज्य), [VBr.]
N. of a दानव, [Hariv. 198]
of a son (of ऋषभ, [BhP. v, 4, 10]; of the 4th मनु, viii, 1, 27)
अरुणाः केतवः   , ‘red apparitions’, a class of spirits (a kind of sacrificial fire is called after them आरुणकेतुकq.v.), [AV. xi, 10, 1 f. and 7]; [TĀr.]; [MBh. xii, 26, 7.]

केतुः [kētuḥ]   [चाय्-तु की आदेशः [Uṇ.1.73]]
A flag, banner; चीनांशुकमिव केतोः प्रतिवातं नीयमानस्य [Ś.1.33;]
A chief, head, leader, foremost, any eminent person (oft. at the end of comp.); मनुष्यवाचा मनुवंशकेतुम् [R.2.33;14.7;] कुलस्य केतुः स्फीतस्य (राघवः) [Rām.]
A comet, meteor; [Bhāg.2.6.15;] [Ms.1.38.]
A sign, mark.
Brightness, clearness.
A ray of light; प्रययौ कान्तिमिव द्रुमाब्जकेतुम् [Bu. Ch.5.3]; [Bhāg.8.6.15.] cf. also 'केतुर्द्युतौ पताकायाम्' इति विश्वः.
The descending node considered as the ninth planet, and the body or trunk of the demon सैंहिकेय (the head being regarded as Rāhu); क्रूर- ग्रहः स केतुश्चन्द्रं संपूर्णमण्डलमिदानीम् [Mu.1.6.]
Day-time.
Apparition, form, shape.
Intellect, judgement; नि केतुना जनानां चिकेथे पूतदक्षसा [Rv.5.66.4.]
A pigmy race.
A disease.
An enemy. -Comp.
-ग्रहः   the descending node.
-चक्रम्   a kind of diagram.
-तारा   a comet.
-भः   a cloud.
-मालः, -मालम्   one of the nine great divisions of the known world (the western portion of जम्बुद्वीप.)
-यष्टिः  f. f. a flag-staff; नामाङ्करावणशराङ्कितके- तुयष्टिमूर्ध्वं रथं हरिसहस्रयुजं निनाय [R.12.13.]
-रत्नम्   lapis lazuli, (also called वैडूर्य).
-वसनम्   a flag.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
केतु  m.  (-तुः) KETU the dragon's tail or descending node; in astronomy, the ninth of the planets; in mythology, a demon: the body of SAINHIKEYA severed from the head (RAHU), by VISHNU, at the churning of the ocean, but immortal, by having tasted the Amrita. 2. A banner, a flag.
3. A mark, a sign, a symbol, &c.
4. Light. 5. A comet, falling star, &c.
6. Disease.
7. A pigmy race inhabit- ing Kusa Dwipa, the progeny of JAIMINI.
E. चाय् to worship, तु Unadi affix, कि substituted for the root.
See also: चाय् - तु - कि

A dictionary, Marathi and English | mr  en |   | 
The dragon's tail or descending node;--in astronomy, the ninth of the planets;--in mythology, a demon. See राहु. 2 A banner or flag.

 पु. 
  1. ( ज्यो .) नवग्रहांतील नववा ग्रह .
  2. एक दैत्य . यांचें शिर विष्णुनें मोहिनीरुप घेऊन उडविलें . राहू पहा .
  3. निशाण .
  4. धुमकेतु ; शेंडे नक्षत्र . ' उदैजणें केतुचें जैसें । - ज्ञा १६ . ३१९ . ( सं .)


केतु (आग्नेय) n.  सूक्तद्रष्टा [ऋ.१०.१५६]
केतु (वाज्य) n.  वाज्यऋषि का शिष्य । इसका शिष्य कौहल [वं. ब्रा.१]
केतु II. n.  तामसमनु के पुत्रों में से एक [भा.८.१] तपोधन इसका नामांतर रहा होगा ।
केतु III. n.  दनु तथा कश्यप का पुत्र । यही केतु नामक ग्रह होगा ।
केतु IV. n.  ऋषियों के एक संघ का नाम [म.शां. १९.१२]
केतु V. n.  धूमकेतू का नामांतर । प्रजा की अत्यंत वृद्धि हो रही है, यह देख कर ब्रह्मदेव ने मृत्यु नामक एक कन्या निर्माण की । उसे प्रजा का संहार करने के लिये कहा, तब वह रोने लगी । उसके अश्रुओं से अनेक रोग उत्पन्न हुए, इसलिये उसने तप किया । इस तप के कारण, उसे वर मिला कि, तुमारे निमित्त किसी को भी मृत्यु नहीं आयेगी । तब उसने एक दीर्घ श्वास छोडा, जिससे केतु उत्पन्न हुआ । उस केतु को एक शिखा थी । इसे केतु वा धूमकेतु कहते हैं [विष्णुधर्म१.१०६]
केतु VI. n.  (सो.) मत्स्य के मत में द्रुह्यपुत्र ।

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
KETU I   (KETUMĀN). A Dānava. He was the son of Kaśyapa (grandson of Brahmā and son of Marīci) by his wife Danu. This Asura, who exists in the shape of a planet had thirtythree brothers, i.e. Vipracitti, Śambara, Namuci, Pulomā, Asilomā, Keśī, Durjaya, Ayaśśiras, Aśvaśiras, Aśva, Śaṅku, Mahābala, Garga, Amūrdhan, Vegavān, Mānavān, Svarbhānu, Aśvapati, Vṛṣaparvan, Ajaka, Aśvagrīva, Sūkṣma, Tuhuṇḍa, Ekapāt, Ekacakra, Virūpākṣa, Harāhara, Nikumbha, Kapaṭa, Śarabha, Śalabha, Sūrya and Candramas. [Ādi Parva, Chapter 65]. But Ketu maintained closer relationship with Rāhu, a step-brother of his, being the son of Kaśyapa by another wife called Siṁhikā. Rāhu and Ketu are even today considered as inauspicious planets. Rāhu wears a half-moon and Ketu holds in his hands a sword and lamp. Amitaujas was Ketu reborn. [Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 11].
KETU II   A great sage of ancient India. He attained salvation by self-study. [Śānti Parva, Chapter 26, Verse 7].
KETU III   A synonym of Śiva. [Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 17, Verse 38].
KETU IV   A King born in Bharata's dyanasty. [Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha].
KETU V   (DHŪMAKETU). The following story is told in Viṣṇudharmottara Purāṇa about the birth of Dhūmaketu. Noting that the population on earth had increased abnormally Brahmā created a damsel called Mṛtyu and asked her to kill people. At this command of Brahmā she began crying, and from her tear drops various kinds of diseases originated at the sight of which she took to penance. Then Brahmā appeared and blessed her saying that no one would die because of her at which she heaved a great sigh of relief from which was born Ketu or Dhūmaketu.

Aryabhushan School Dictionary | mr  en |   | 
 m  Name of a demon. The 9th of the planets. A banner or flag. Descending node.

Related Words

: Folder : Page : Word/Phrase : Person

Keyword Pages

  • केतु पूजन
    आकाशातील नवग्रह मनुष्याच्या जीवनाची दिशा आणि दशा बदलतात म्हणून त्या ग्रहाच्या स्वामीची अथवा देवतेची शांती केल्यास, त्याला आयुष्यभर स्वास्थ्य, सुख, ऐश..
  • केतु अष्टोत्तरशतनामावलिः
    अष्टोत्तरशतनामावलिः म्हणजे देवी देवतांची एकशे आठ नावे, जी जप करताना म्हणावयाची असतात. नावे घेताना १०८ मण्यांची जपमाळ वापरतात.Ashtottara shatanamavali..
: Folder : Page : Word/Phrase : Person

Related Pages

  |  
  |  
: Folder : Page : Word/Phrase : Person

Comments | अभिप्राय

Comments written here will be public after appropriate moderation.
Like us on Facebook to send us a private message.
TOP