Dhanva: 6 definitions


Dhanva 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)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhanva (धन्व).—One of the Kings of Kāśi. Dhanvantari was born as his son. (For details see under Dhanvantari).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhanva (धन्व).—A son of Dīrghatapas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 7.

1b) The place with water at all times, suitable for fortresses.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 98.

1c) A country, the people of which met Kṛṣṇa with presents on his way to Mithilā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 86. 20.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Dhanvā (धन्वा) is a synonym for a “desert wasteland”, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil [viz., Dhanvā], mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhanva (धन्व).—A bow (rarely used in classical literature); धन्वान्यादुधुवुस्तमाम् (dhanvānyādudhuvustamām) Śiva. B.13.83.

-nvaḥ A desert; मरु- धन्वमतिक्रम्य (maru- dhanvamatikramya) Bhāg.1.1.35.

Derivable forms: dhanvam (धन्वम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dhanva (धन्व) or Dhanvāyati.—etc., common miswriting for dhandha, etc., q.v.

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

Dhanva (धन्व).—n.

(-nvaṃ) A bow: see dhanvan. dhanva gatau sau0 bhvā0 pa0 saka0 seṭ . r. 1st cl. (dhanvati) To go.

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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. 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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