Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms C-F

Devaki-nandana – Lord Krsna, the darling son of Devaki.
Devala – an ancient authority on the [Vedas].
Devamaya – the illusory potency of the demigods.
Devarsi – a title meaning "sage among the demigods."
Devotional service – the process of worshiping Lord Krsna by dedicating one's thoughts, words and actions to Him with love.
Dhama – abode, place of residence. The term usually refers to the Lord's abodes.

To say "God is love" and to deny His personality is a gross contradiction. Love is actually an intimate feeling which one person feels for another. Love is not just a vague impersonal force which floats around bestowing itself on people.
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Dhanvantari – the incarnation of the Supreme Lord who is the father of medical science.
Dhara – the name of mother Yasoda in a previous birth.
Dhara-mandala – the earth planet.
Dharana – fied concentration, prior to full meditation ([dhyana]).
Dharma – religion; duty, especially everyone's eternal service nature.
Dharmanveksamana – strictly observing religious principles.
Dharma-sastras – religious scriptures that prescribe regulations of social organization and religion.
Dharmi – one who abides by Vedic law, or religious principles.
Dhenukasura – a mystic demon who took the form of a donkey and was killed by Krsna.
Dhira – one who is undisturbed in all circumstances.
Dhoti – a simple garment worn by men in Vedic culture.
Dhrtarastra – the uncle of the Pandavas whose attempt to usurp their kingdom for the sake of his own sons resulted in the Kurukset ra war.
Dhruvaloka – the polestar, a spiritual planet within the material universe. It is presided over by Dhruva Maharaja.
Dhruva Maharaja – a great devotee who as a child performed severe austerities to meet the Lord and get the kingdom denied him. He
received an entire planet and God realization as well.
Dhyana – meditation.
Diti – a wife of Kasyapa Muni and the mother of the demons Hiranyaksa and Hiranyakasipu.
Draupadi – the wife of the five Pandavas. She was a great devotee of Lord Krsna.
Drona – the name of Maharaja Nanda in a previous birth.
Dronacarya – the military teacher of the Pandavas. He was obliged to fight against them in the Battle of Kuruksetra.
Duhsasana – a member of the Kuru dynasty and a brother of Duryodhana.
Durga – the personified material energy and the wife of Lord Siva.
Durvasa Muni – a powerful mystic [yogi,] famous for his fearful curses.
Duryodhana – the eldest son of Dhrtarastra and chief rival of the Pandavas.
Duskrti – a miscreant.
Dvadasi – the twelfth day after the full or new moon, thus the day after Ekadasi.
Dvaipayana – [See:] Vyasadeva
Dvapara-yuga – the third in the cycle of four ages. It lasts 864,000 years.
Dvaraka-the offshore – island kingdom of Lord Krsna, where He performed pastimes five thousand years ago in India.
Dvarakadhisa – the Supreme Lord, Krsna, the Lord of the city Dvaraka.
Dvija-a twice – born person; a [brahmana].
Dvija-bandhu – [See: Brahma – bandhu].
Dvi-parardha – the duration of Brahma's life.
Dvivida – a huge, apelike demon killed by Lord Balarama.
Ekadanda – the staff, made of a single rod, carried by a [sannyasi] of the Mayavada (impersonalist) school.
Ekadasi – a special day for increased remembrance of Krsna that comes on the eleventh day after both the full and new moon. Abstin ence from grains and beans is prescribed.
False ego – the conception that "i am this mataerial body."