Dauvarika, Dauvārika: 15 definitions

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Dauvarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Dauvarik.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dauvārika (दौवारिक).—To be worshipped in house-building.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 253. 26.

1b) Palace officials.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 215. 30.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dauvarika in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Dauvārika (दौवारिक) refers to one of the 53 gods to be worshipped in the western quarter and given pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) according to the Vāstuyāga rite in Śaktism (cf. Śāradātilaka-tantra III-V). The worship of these 53 gods happens after assigning them to one of the 64 compartment while constructing a Balimaṇḍapa. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods (e.g., Dauvārika).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Dauvārika (दौवारिक) (or Dauvāri) refers to one of the deities to be installed in the ground plan for the construction of houses, according to the Bṛhatkālottara, chapter 112 (the vāstuyāga-paṭala).—The plan for the construction is always in the form of a square. That square is divided into a grid of cells (padas). [...] Once these padas have been laid out, deities [e.g., Dauvārika] are installed in them. In the most common pattern 45 deities are installed.

Dauvārika as a doorway deity is associated with the Nakṣatra called Pūrvabhadraka and the consequence is vratabandha. [...] The Mayasaṃgraha (verse 5.156-187) describes a design for a 9-by-9-part pura, a residential complex for a community and its lead figure. [...] This record lists a place for betel, etc., at Dauvārika.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dauvārika.—(EI 28; SII 1; ASLV; BL; HD), a door-keeper; a gate-keeper. See Arthaśāstra, I. 12; Lalitavistara, p. 136; Viṣṇudharmottara, II. 24. 30. Note: dauvārika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dauvarika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dauvārika (दौवारिक).—(- f.) A door-keeper, warder; दौवारिकी देवसरूपमेत्य (dauvārikī devasarūpametya) R.6.59.

Derivable forms: dauvārikaḥ (दौवारिकः).

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

Dauvārika (दौवारिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A warder, a porter. E. du bad, vāra impediment, and ṭhak aff.

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

Dauvārika (दौवारिक).—i. e. drāra + ika, m. and f. , A warder, a porter, [Pañcatantra] 156, 16; [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 6, 59.

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

Dauvārika (दौवारिक).—[masculine] ī [feminine] door-keeper, porter.

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

1) Dauvārika (दौवारिक):—m. ([from] dvār, or dvāra) door-keeper, warder, porter, [Śakuntalā; Pañcatantra; Rājataraṅgiṇī] (f(). , [Raghuvaṃśa vi, 59])

2) a kind of demon or genius, [Varāha-mihira; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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

Dauvārika (दौवारिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A warder.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dauvārika (दौवारिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Duvāria, Dovārijja, Dovāriya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Dauvarika in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dauvārika (दौवारिक) [Also spelled dauvarik]:—(nm) a door-keeper, gateman.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dauvarika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dauvārika (ದೌವಾರಿಕ):—[noun] a man guarding the entrance of a house or other building; a door-keeper.

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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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