Dhvanta, aka: Dhvānta; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Dhvānta (ध्वान्त).—One of the names in the third Marut gaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 126. N
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

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dhvānta (ध्वांत).—n S (Poetry.) Thick darkness.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhvānta (ध्वांत).—n Thick darkness.

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

Dhvānta (ध्वान्त).—

1) Darkness; ध्वान्तं नीलनिचोलचारु सुदृशां प्रत्यङ्गमालिङ्गति (dhvāntaṃ nīlanicolacāru sudṛśāṃ pratyaṅgamāliṅgati) Gīt.11; N.19.42; Śi.4.62.

2) Hell (naraka) ध्वान्तं न याह्यकरुणेन यमेन दूरम् (dhvāntaṃ na yāhyakaruṇena yamena dūram) Bhāg.6.14.55.

3) the quality of darkness or ignorance (tamoguṇa).

Derivable forms: dhvāntam (ध्वान्तम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhvānta (ध्वान्त).—n.

(-ntaṃ) Darkness. E. dhvan to sound, kta affix deriv. irr.

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