Meaning of the Sanskrit Word: dharana

  dhāraṇa—of holding    Madhya 20.195, Madhya 20.221
  dhāraṇā—conception    SB 2.1.22, SB 2.1.25
  dharaṇa—sustaining    Antya 20.61
  dhāraṇa—maintaining    Adi 3.33
  dhāraṇa—protection    Adi 14.19
  dhāraṇa—continuing.    Madhya 2.47
  dhāraṇa—to hold.    Madhya 3.122
  dhāraṇa—maintained.    Antya 3.113
  astra-dhāraṇa—of holding the weapons    Madhya 20.207, Madhya 20.222
  cakra-ādi-dhāraṇa—holding of the weapons, beginning with the disc.    Madhya 20.223, Madhya 20.237
  bhū-dhāraṇa-śakti—the power to carry the planets.    Madhya 20.371
  cakra-ādi-dhāraṇa—stamping the body with different names and symbols of the Lord.    Madhya 24.332
  dhāraṇa-poṣaṇa—maintaining and nourishing    Madhya 24.22
  muṣala dhāraṇa—carrying a plowlike weapon called a muṣala.    Adi 17.16
  veṣa-dhāraṇa—changing the dress    Madhya 3.8

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