Dhyatva, Dhyātva, Dhyātvā: 7 definitions


Dhyatva 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Dhyātvā (ध्यात्वा) refers to “having meditated”, 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 9.19cd-26, while instructing to visualize Sadāśiva in order to worship the formless Amṛteśa]—“[...] Thus, having meditated (dhyātvā), [the Mantrin] should worship Deveśa according to the rule [stated in the canon]. He should revere Īśāna, etc., and Sadyojāta, etc., in each’s own form, in open, unoccupied ground, on a liṅga, in water, above a lotus, and in each’s own direction.”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Dhyātvā (ध्यात्वा) refers to “having meditated (on that Āditya)”, according to the Saurasaṃhitā 9.34.—Accordingly, [while describing initiation (dīkṣā)]: “With enjoyment and liberation in the heart and having meditated (dhyātvā) on that [Āditya] as immortal and eternal and become absorbed in it, [the preceptor] is absorbed into the highest reality, which is the aspectless state. When the Sādhaka has become absorbed in it, he has qualities similar to that [Āditya]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhyātvā (ध्यात्वा) refers to “having thought (of one’s husband)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] During the three days of her monthly course she shall neither show her face nor speak to him. She shall not speak within his hearing till she becomes pure after her bath. After her bath she shall see her husband’s face and not that of anyone else. Or after thinking (dhyātvā) on her husband she shall then gaze at the sun. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhyātva (ध्यात्व).—Thought, reflection.

Derivable forms: dhyātvam (ध्यात्वम्).

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

Dhyātva (ध्यात्व):—[from dhyātavya > dhyai] n. thought, reflection, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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