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Dhata

Dhata is a Rudra, the son of Bhrigu by Khyati.

Dhata

The second aditya is Lord Dhata, also known as Shri Vigraha. He is the creator of the universe and have major contribution in the creation of the community. His duty is to adhere with the community rules and principles. He is also known as the doer of the universe.

Dhata

Hindu god, son of Aditi

In Hinduism, Dhata or Dhatri is the name of the solar deity, one of the Adityas. He is also a god of health and magic. He is invoked in tantra by drawing tantras and chanting Vedic hymns. Often invoked during major yagnas such as Ashwamedha yagna.

Dhata is evidenced as an Aditya in both Hindu epics – the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. He is described to fought Arjuna and Krishna in burning of Khandava Forest episode in the epic Mahabharata. The Bhagavata Purana also mentions Dhata as the seventh son of Aditi and Kashyapa. In this text, he has four wives — Kuhu, Sinivali, Raka, and Anumati — who gave birth to his sons — Sayam, Darsha, Pratar and Purnamasa respectively. In the Agni Purana, he is associated with the zodiac of Cancer and the colour yellow.

Dhatr Vedic God – About Dhata or Dhatr a Vedic Deity

Dhatr or Dhata is a Vedic God. The deity is mentioned in the Rig Veda as a creator. Dhatr or Dhata literally means creator. In earlier texts, he created earth, sun, moon, heaven and air. He is the lord of the world.

As per some post Vedic texts, he is equivalent to prajapati or brahma.

But as per Mahabharata and Puranas, Dhatr is one of the Adityas.

As per Bhagavad Purana, Goddess Anumati was the wife of Dhatr Aditya.

Currently Dhatr is one of the names of Bhagvan Vishnu, Shiva and Surya.

Dhata

Ruling Month Madhu ( Chaitra Marach – April )
Sage – Pulastaya
Yaksha – Rathakrt
Gandharva – Tumburu
Apsara – Krtasthali
Rakshasa – Heti
Naga – Vasuki

Dhatri

Dhatri is a god in Hindu mythology. He is the god of magic and health and he is one of the Adityas. Also known as Dhata or Dhatr, his name means “creator”. Being an Aditya (solar diety), he represents the Sun in its creative and life-giving way. He is invoked during the Ashwamedha yagna.

Family

Father: Kashyapa
Mother: Aditi
Brothers: Indra, Varuna, Parjanya, Aryaman, Mitra, Amsa, Surya, Pusan, Tvastra, Bhaga, Vishnu (as Vamana)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Dhat.

Purana and Itihasa

Dhata in Purana glossary
1) Dhātā (धाता).—General information. One of the twelve Ādityas. (See Dvādaśādityas and Āditya). Other details: (1) At the burning of Khāṇḍava forest among the gods who came against Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna, there was Dhātā also. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 266, Stanza 34).

Dhātā gave Subrahmaṇya five followers named Kunda, Kusuma, Kumuda, Ḍaṃbara and Āḍaṃbara as gift. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45 Stanza 39). (See full article at Story of Dhātā from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Dhātā (धाता).—It is seen in Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 10, that two sons named Dhātā and Vidhātā and a daughter Lakṣmī were born to Bhṛgu, the son of Brahmā, by his wife Khyāti. Of them Dhātā and Vidhātā married Āyati and Niyati, the daughters of Meru. Lakṣmī became the wife of Mahāviṣṇu.

1a) Dhātā (धाता).—A son of Bhṛgu and Khyātī, wife Niyatī, (Āyati, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) son Mṛkaṇḍu (Prāṇa, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

1b) A devata in the sun, in the spring season.*

Dhātā (धाता) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.15, I.65, I.60.49) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dhātā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

1) Dhātā (धाता) refers to one of the three daughters of Bhṛgu and Khyāti: one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. […] [Khyāti was given to Bhṛgu.]. […] From Bhṛgu through Khyāti, Lakṣmī (the beloved of Nārāyaṇa), Dhātā and Vidhātā were born. Dhātā and Vidhātā became the Sons-in-law of Meru marrying Āyati and Niyati respectively. Prāṇa was born form Dhātā and Mṛkaṇḍu was born from Vidhātā.

2) Dhātā (धाता) is the name of one of the twelve Ādityas: the offspring of Aditi, according to another account Vaṃśa in the Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gave thirteen daughters to Kaśyapa. […] Kaśyapa’s thirteen wives are [viz., Aditi]. Aditi gives birth to twelve Ādityas, [viz. Dhātā].

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)


Dhāta (धात) is the tenth of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Dhāta], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Dhātā (धाता) refers to the tenth of the sixty-year cycle of Jupiter, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The five years of the second yuga are known as—1. Aṅgirā, 2. Śrīmukha 3. Bhāva, 4. Yuvā and 5. Dhātā. Of these, during the first three years mankind will enjoy happiness and during the last two they will not enjoy much of it. 32. In the first three of the above five years there will be abundance of rain and mankind will be freed from fears and anxieties; in the last two years the rainfall will be moderate but disease and wars will afflict mankind”.