From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Dharanidhara, DharanIdhara, Dharanidhara
- supporting or carrying the earth
- a tortoise; a king
- the cosmic serpent Śeşa; the father of Śaśidhara (Rāj. Tr.); one of the 10 elephants that support the earth (M. Bh.); another name for Vişņu in his Varāha (wild boar) incarnation.