Dhanvatari, Dhanvan-tari, Dhanvamstari: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Dhanvatari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dhanvaṃstari (धन्वंस्तरि):—[=dhanvan-tari] [from dhanv] m. (for vani-t), ‘moving in a curve’, Name of a deity to whom oblations were offered in the north-east quarter, [Kauśika-sūtra 74; Manu-smṛti iii, 85; Mahābhārata xiii, 4662] (where tare [wrong reading] for tareḥ)

2) [v.s. ...] of the sun, [Mahābhārata iii, 155]

3) [v.s. ...] the physician of the gods (produced at the churning of the ocean with a cup of Amṛta in his hands, the supposed author of the Āyur-veda, who in a later existence is also called Divo-dāsa, king of Kāśi, and considered to be the founder of the Hindū school of medicine), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] Pur, [Rājataraṅgiṇī vii, 1392] (dhānv)

5) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of a medical dictionary (perhaps the same mentioned among the 9 gems of the court of Vikramāditya), [Catalogue(s)]

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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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