Adivara, Ādivāra, Adi-vara: 1 definition

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Adivara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

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”.

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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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