Digvastra, Dish-vastra: 6 definitions


Digvastra 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)

[«previous next»] — Digvastra in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Digvastra (दिग्वस्त्र) refers to “one who is naked” and is used to describe Viṣṇu, 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 13.1-9, while describing the appearance and worship of Viṣṇu]—“Or, [the Mantrin] worships a very handsome, eight-armed, yellow Deva. He is naked (digvastra), sits on a ram, and is unadorned He rests on one horn [of a sheep and] offer up a pile of wheel spokes, the hand... having the shape of a boy. [He is] constantly at play with a flock of beautiful, naked women. [...]”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Digvastra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Digvastra (दिग्वस्त्र).—a. stark naked, unclothed. (-straḥ) 1 a Jaina or Buddhist mendicant of the दिगम्बर (digambara) class.

2) an epithet of Śiva.

Digvastra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms diś and vastra (वस्त्र). See also (synonyms): digvasana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Digvastra (दिग्वस्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a synonym of the grammarian Devanandin. Gaṇaratnamahodadhi p. 2, etc.

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

1) Digvastra (दिग्वस्त्र):—[=dig-vastra] [from dig > diś] mfn. = -ambara

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of a grammarian (= deva-nandin), [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi]

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Digvastra 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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