One Word Many Meanings

Dharana

- August 19, 2022


Illustration: Tejeshwar Vasu

The word ‘Dharana’ finds many mentions in the Puranas. Some of them are:

1. Dharana is one of the eight raja yogas, a kind of meditation
2. Dharana was a king born in the family of Chandravatsa
3. A naga born in the family of Kashyapa was named Dharana
4. Dharana, also known as Karsapana, is an ancient silver coin.

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