Datavya, Dātavya: 12 definitions


Datavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Datavy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dātavya (दातव्य) refers to “that (permission) which shall be given”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himācala (i.e., Himālaya): “O lord of mountains, here itself on your beautiful excellent ridge, I shall perform my penance showing to the world my real blissful form and nature. O lord of mountains, permission shall be given [i.e., dātavya] to me to perform penance. Without your permission it is not possible for me (or any one else) to perform any penance here”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Dātavya (दातव्य) refers to “administering (medicine)” (used in the treatment of Hawks), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “If a hawk is found to be losing strength and colour owing to any hurt, the following medicine is to be applied with care. Two kinds of turmeric, blue vitriol, Siphonanthus Indica, Vangueria spinosa, exudation of Calotropis gigantea—these are to be mixed up in equal quantities and should be administered (dātavya) with meat for three weeks, the dose being varied according to circumstances. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Dātavya (दातव्य) refers to “that which should be given” (as part of a pacification ritual), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [As the Bhagavān teaches a pacification ritual]: “A pacification rite should be performed at four places in the field. [...] One should paint the glorious Buddha, Agastya Ṛṣi and Vajradhara and it should be mounted at the top of a flagstaff in an elevated place. Flowers and incense of offering should be given (dātavya). A stake made of khadira wood measuring eight aṅgulas should be [enchanted] a thousand times and driven into the ground on the top of a dwelling. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dātavya (दातव्य).—a.

1) To be given.

2) Payable.

3) To be restored or returned

4) To be given in marriage &c., see दा ().

-vyam The act of giving, gift, giving away; दातव्यस्य एव तद्रूपं यत् स्वत्वपरित्यागेन परस्वत्वापादनम् (dātavyasya eva tadrūpaṃ yat svatvaparityāgena parasvatvāpādanam) | ŚB. on MS.1.3.5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dātavya (दातव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) To be given, what may or ought to be given. E. to give, tavya aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dātavya (दातव्य).—[adjective] to be given (also in marriage), to be imparted, taught etc.; [neuter] [impersonally]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dātavya (दातव्य):—[from dāta > dā] mfn. to be given, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be communicated, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Pañcatantra i; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] to be given in marriage, [Dāyabhāga] ([Paiṭh.]), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] to be paid or restored, [Manu-smṛti viii; Pāṇini 3-3, 171; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

5) [v.s. ...] to be placed upon ([locative case]), [Manu-smṛti v, 136; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] to be made, [Bhāvaprakāśa vii, 18, 74.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dātavya (दातव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] That should or ought to be given.

[Sanskrit to German]

Datavya in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dātavya (दातव्य) [Also spelled datavy]:—(a) donative, charitable; worth giving; (somebody’s) due; —[auṣadhālaya] a charitable dispensary.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dātavya (ದಾತವ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is to be given.

2) [adjective] that is fit to be given.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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