Adhara One of 3 Virgins Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary: AdhAra m. support , prop , stay , substratum ; the power of sustaining , or the support given , aid , patronage AV. xii , 3 , 48 MBh. Susr. Vedantas. &c. that which contains (a fluid &c.) , a vessel , receptacle Yajn. Susr. Pancat. &c. ; a dike , dam Ragh. a basin round the foot of a tree L. ; a reservoir , pond L. (in phil. and Gr.) comprehension , location , the sense of the locative case ; ifc. belonging or relating to ; the subject in a sentence (of which qualities &c. are affirmed) N. of a lake ; of an author.