Dhanavat, Dhanavān, Dhanavan: 7 definitions

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Dhanavat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Dhanavat (धनवत्) refers to “becoming rich”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Dharma said to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “O chaste lady, you are blessed, you are devotedly attached to your husband. Hail to you. Take this boon. Your husband is the cause of your great protection. Let him be a young man with sexual vigour and righteousness. He shall be comely in appearance, good in conduct, eloquent in speech and perpetually stable in youth. Let him enjoy more longevity than Mārkaṇḍeya. Let him be richer (dhanavat) than Kubera. Let him enjoy more prosperity and power than Indra. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Dhanavān (धनवान्).—a (S) pop. dhanavanta Wealthy, affluent, rich.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Dhanavān (धनवान्) [-vanta, -वंत].—a Wealthy, rich.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhanavat (धनवत्).—a. Rich, wealthy.

-tī Name of the constellation धनिष्ठा (dhaniṣṭhā).

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

Dhanavat (धनवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Wealthy, opulent. f. (-vatī) The constellation D'hanisht'ha. E. dhana wealth, and matup possessive aff.

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

1) Dhanavat (धनवत्):—[=dhana-vat] [from dhana > dhan] mfn. wealthy, rich

2) [v.s. ...] m. a rich man, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the sea or ocean, [Kāvyādarśa iii, 17]

4) Dhānāvat (धानावत्):—[=dhānā-vat] [from dhānā > dhā] (-) mfn. accompanied by g° (as Soma), [Ṛg-veda]

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

Dhanavat (धनवत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Wealthy.

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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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