Adivara, aka: Ādivāra, Adi-vara; 1 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ādivāra (आदिवार) or Ādityavāra refers to “sunday”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.14. Accordingly, “it is said that the respective merits of the different days [viz., Ādivāra, ‘sunday’] are secured through the gratification of the gods. [...] The repetition of the mantras of the favourite deity accords the respective benefits of the day of the week. [...] The first day of the week [viz., Ādivāra] dedicated to the sun (Āditya) has the special merit of the removal of sin, especially for Brahmins”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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