Dattavat: 4 definitions


Dattavat 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)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dattavat (दत्तवत्) refers to “having granted (a boon)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing your words, Menā spoke to you—‘O wicked one, get up and go away. You are base’. When she said thus, Indra and all other gods and the guardians of the quarters came and spoke. [The gods said:—] (O Menā, O daughter of the Pitṛs, listen to our words joyously. This Śiva is the Supreme lord Himself, the bestower of the greatest happiness. He is favourably disposed to good devotees. On seeing your daughter’s severe penance He had appeared before her and granted (dattavat) her the boon.’ [...]”.

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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

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

Dattavat (दत्तवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Gave, was giving. E. to give, ktavatu aff.

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

Dattavat (दत्तवत्):—[=datta-vat] [from datta] mfn. one who has given.

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

Dattavat (दत्तवत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) p.] Giving.

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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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