Dhyayanti, Dhyāyantī: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhyāyantī (ध्यायन्ती) (Cf. Dhyāyat) refers to “meditating (on Śiva)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] She wore a necklace studded with divine gems. Costly bangles of pure gold were worn by her. The lovely lady, the daughter of the great mountain, the mother of the three worlds staying there itself meditated (dhyāyantī) on Śiva and shone thereby. Then there was great jubilation delighting both the sides. Different kinds of charitable gifts were distributed among the Brahmins. [...]”.

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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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