Dhvana, Dhvāna, Ḍhvāṅa: 12 definitions


Dhvana 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Dhvāna (ध्वान).—The second out of the seven Positions of voice in the Veda recital which are-उपांशु, ध्वान, निमद, उपब्दिमत्, मन्द्र, मध्यम (upāṃśu, dhvāna, nimada, upabdimat, mandra, madhyama) and तार (tāra).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Dhvāna (ध्वान) refers to a “sound”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.15]—“[Praṇava enables him to grasp] the great six-fold path [of emanation an reabsorption]. [This path is] established by the six causes [of the great sounds (mahā-dhvāna)]. [The Mantrin] makes sacrifices [into fire] with all knowledge (vidyā), which has been propelled by the sound juṃ”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Dhvāna (ध्वान) refers to the “sound (of thunder)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “[...] In the rainy season, when the clouds thunder (dhvāna), when the sky is lighted up with the flash of lightning, when the fragrance of the Mālatī flower delights all creatures, when the frogs croak and the peacocks dance wildly, [...] These birds should be tended in such a way that regaining their vigour they may cast off their old feathers and assume new ones just as snakes assume a new slough. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhvana (ध्वन).—

1) Sound, tune.

2) Hum, buzz.

Derivable forms: dhvanaḥ (ध्वनः).

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Dhvāna (ध्वान).—[dhvan-bhāve ghañ]

1) Sound (in general); मन्दरध्वानधीरः (mandaradhvānadhīraḥ) (dundubhiḥ) Ve.1.22; रामाकर्षणभग्नकार्मकभुवा ध्वानेन रोदोरुधा (rāmākarṣaṇabhagnakārmakabhuvā dhvānena rodorudhā) Rāmāyaṇachampū.

2) Buzzing, humming, murmuring.

Derivable forms: dhvānaḥ (ध्वानः).

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

Dhvana (ध्वन).—m.

(-naḥ) Sound E. dhvan to sound, ac affix: see dhvāna .

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Dhvāna (ध्वान).—m.

(-naḥ) Sound in general E. dhvan to sound, bhāve ghañ aff.

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

Dhvāna (ध्वान).—i. e. dhvan + a, m. Murmuring, sound, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 73, 9.

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

Dhvana (ध्वन).—[masculine] a cert. wind.

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Dhvāna (ध्वान).—[masculine] hum, murmur, sound, noise.

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

1) Dhvana (ध्वन):—[from dhvan] m. Name of a wind, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

2) [v.s. ...] sound, tune, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man [gana] aśvādi.

4) Dhvāna (ध्वान):—m. (√2. dhvan) humming, murmuring (one of the 7 kinds of speech or vācaḥ sthānāni, a degree louder than upāṃśu, q.v.), [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya]

5) any sound or tone, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kathāsaritsāgara] (cf. prati-).

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

1) Dhvana (ध्वन):—(naḥ) 1. m. Sound,

2) Dhvāna (ध्वान):—(naṃ) 1. n. Sound report.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhvana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhvāna (ಧ್ವಾನ):—[noun] a sound; an utterance.

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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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