Dhanvi, aka: Dhanvī; 2 Definition(s)

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Dhanvi 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

Purāṇa

Dhanvi (धन्वि).—A son of Tāmasa Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 17.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Itihāsa (narrative history)

Dhanvī (धन्वी) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), according to the Harivaṃśa-purāṇa 1.7.20-29:—“In the Tāmasa-manvantara there were the gods called Satya. Tāmasa Manu had ten very strong sons, known as Dyuti, Tapasya, Sutapa, Tapomūla, Tapodhana, Taparati, Kalmāṣa, Tanvī, Dhanvī and Paraṃtapa. All of them were owned by vāyu”.

(Source): Eastern Book Linkers: Harivaṃśa Purāṇa
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Itihāsa (इतिहास) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Purāṇas, 2) the Mahābhārata and 3) the Rāmāyaṇa. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smṛti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to śruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Tapasya
Tapasya (तपस्य) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), accor...
Tapodhana
Tapodhana (तपोधन) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), acc...
Sutapa
Sutapa (सुतप) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), accordi...
Dyuti
Dyuti (द्युति) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), accord...
Paramtapa
Paraṃtapa (परंतप) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), acc...
Tapomula
Tapomūla (तपोमूल) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), acc...
Tanvi
Tanvī (तन्वी) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), accordi...
Taparati
Taparati (तपरति) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), acco...
Kalmasha
Kalmāṣa (कल्माष) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), acco...

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