Dattavara, Datta-vara: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dattavara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dattavara (दत्तवर) refers to “granting a boon”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, after Śiva described Pārvatī: “After describing her body again and again, recollecting the boon granted by Brahmā [i.e., vidhi-dattavara], Śiva stopped. When Śiva put His hand within her garment and moved it, she, as is natural to women, bashfully withdrew and kept aloof. O sage, then Pārvatī smilingly laid bare some parts of her body and cast graceful glances at Him with great pleasure. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dattavara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dattavara (दत्तवर).—adj. 1. one to whom is given the permission to choose a boon, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 1, 22. 2. granted as a boon, ib. 6, 19, 61.

Dattavara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms datta and vara (वर).

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

Dattavara (दत्तवर).—[adjective] allowed to choose a boon or granted as a boon.

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

1) Dattavara (दत्तवर):—[=datta-vara] [from datta] mfn. presented with the choice of a boon, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa i, 1, 22]

2) [v.s. ...] granted as a boon, [vi, 19, 61].

[Sanskrit to German]

Dattavara 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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