Danavas, Dānavas: 1 definition
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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Dānavas (दानवस्) refers to “demons”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Full-text (+100): Danava, Danu, Daityadanavamardana, Nivatakavaca, Mandodari, Shadgarbha, Kalakendra, Tala, Pancakuta, Suryacandramasau, Mayavinoda, Mathanacala, Kumunja, Khalin, Mahanabha, Suryacandramasa, Sarama, Dionysus, Tripurari, Savyasaci.
Search found 71 books and stories containing Danavas, Dānavas; (plurals include: Danavases, Dānavases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 7.18 - Poetic conventions regarding to the Daityas, Danavas and Asuras < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 22 - The Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara: A General Introduction < [Chapter 2 - A General Outlines of Sanskrit Poetics]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CLV < [Anusasanika Parva]
Section CCIX < [Mokshadharma Parva]
Section CLXXI < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 43 - The Preparation of the Danavas for the Battle < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 48 - Kalanemi Goes to Vishnu < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 45 - The Fight between the Gods and Demons < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 38 - Kālī fights < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 27 - The birth of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 37 - Śaṅkhacūḍa fights with the full contingent of his army < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 9 - On the killing of Madhu Kaiṭabha < [Book 1]
Chapter 2 - On the birth of Dānava Mahiṣa < [Book 5]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)