Diva, Divā: 21 definitions
Diva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Diva (दिव).—Heaven; see also Suvarlokam; presiding deity is Sūrya, who is therefore known as Divaspati; here live Gandharvas, Rākṣasas, Apsarasas, Yakṣas, Nāgas, and men; five-fold route to, from Pātālam; equal to earth in measurement of rotation or border.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 2. 32; 124. 20. Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 9; 101. 19.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Divā (दिवा) refers to a “day”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Earth, Water, and Fire as well as Wind and Space—these are the five great sacred seats that give rise to Day and Night [i.e., divā-niśi]. (The seat named after) the syllable OṂ is the Earth Principle. Water is the venerable Pūrṇagiryaka. The Fire Principle is called Jāla. Wind is the venerable Kāmarūpaka. Space is said to be Tisra. The seats that have arisen from the Kula (the matrix of energies) are five. [...] Fire is above. Water is below. Slanted (to the side) above is Wind. Earth, in the middle, is the immobile Vidyā and Space is everywhere”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Divā (दिवा) refers to a “day”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the disc of Jupiter should appear of the colour of fire, there will be fear from fire; if yellow, there will be disease in the land; if dark-blue, there will be wars; if green, suffering from thieves, and if of blood color, suffering from weapons. If the disc of Jupiter should appear of the colour of smoke, there will be drought; if it should be visible during day [i.e., divā dṛṣṭe], rulers will perish and if it should appear large and clear at night, mankind will be happy”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Divā (दिवा) refers to the “day”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The Yogin should not wake by day (divā) and should not sleep even for a fraction of the night. Night and day, the Yogin always sleeps in the natural [no-mind] state. For a man who remains in the pure, natural [no-mind state], there is not even the distinction of day and night, because [that] place is the bliss of mere consciousness, which is free from wakefulness and sleep. [...]”.
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).
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Diva.—(CII 3, etc.), abbreviation of divasa or divase; used to denote the solar or, more properly, civil day. Note: diva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Divā.—(CII 3), ‘by day’; an indeclinable used in some of the Nepal inscriptions in composition with words denoting tithis or lunar days. Note: divā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
diva : (m.) heaven.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Divā, (adv.) (Ved. divā, cp. diva) by day S.I, 183; M.I, 125; Dh.387; DA.I, 251; PvA.43, 142, 206 (=divasa-bhāge). Often combined & contrasted with rattiṃ (or ratto) by night; e.g. divārattiṃ by day & by night S.I, 47; divā c’eva rattiñ ca D.II, 20; rattim pi divā pi J.II, 133; divā ca ratto ca S.I, 33; Sn.223; Dh.296; Vv 314; VvA.128.—divātaraṃ (compar. adv.) later on in the day M.I, 125; J.III, 48, 498.—atidivā too late S.I, 200; A.III, 117.
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Diva, (Sk. diva (nt.), weak base diǔ (div) of strong form dịē (see deva) to *deịeǔo to shine; cp. Sk. dyo heaven, divā adv. by day; Lat. biduum (bi-divom) two days) (a) heaven J.IV, 134 (°ṃ agā); V, 123 (°ṃ patta); PvA.74 (°ṃ gata).—(b) day Sn.507 (rattindivaṃ night & day); VvA.247 (rattindiva one night & one day, i.e. 24 hrs.); DhA.II, 8 (divā-divassa so early in the day). Also in divaṃ-kara, daymaker, =sun, VvA.307; usually as divākara (q. v.). Cp. devasika; see also ajja.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
divā (दिवा).—m (dīpa S) A lamp; a light with oil and a wick. Pr. gharānta divā tara dēvaḷānta divā Charity begins at home. Pr. divyākhālīṃ andhāra Every good man has some blemish. 2 An iron stick curved back at one end to be hooked up, and spreading at the other into a receptacle for oil and a wick. 3 A stick or stand gen. for a lamp; though usually it takes a prefix of lāmhaṇa, rōmaṇa &c. 4 The flour lampstand in marriages. 5 A common term for those days of the month Wyshakh on which the first five nakshatras occur. 6 A preparation of rice-flour in the form of a saucer: made and eaten on occasions. divā lāgata nāhīṃ (tyā dēśānta &c.) Phrase expressive of utter desolation and wildness (of a country &c.) divā lāvaṇēṃ To become notorious; to acquire celebrity (esp. for evil deeds). divā sarasā karaṇēṃ To bring near (to its proper spot in its groove) by pulling out or forwards the wick of a samaī, in order to brighten or trim it. divyānēṃ divasa kāḍhaṇēṃ-ujēḍaṇēṃ To wake all the night. divyānēṃ (rātra or divasa) kāḍhaṇēṃ or lōṭaṇēṃ To have a light burning (all the night or all the day): i.e. to be in extreme sickness. divyāvātīnēṃ śōdhaṇēṃ To search closely; to explore every nook and corner, chink and crevice. divyāsa nirōpa dēṇēṃ-padara dēṇēṃ-phūla dēṇēṃ To extinguish the lamp.
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divā (दिवा).—ad S By day; in the day time.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
divā (दिवा).—m A lamp; a stand for a lamp. ad By day. gharānta divā tara dēvaḷānta divā Charity begins at home. divā lāgata nāhīṃ (tyā dēśānta &c.) A phrase expressive of utter de- solation and wildness (of a country &c.) divā lāvaṇēṃ Acquire celebrity (for evil deeds), become notorious. divyākhā- lī andhāra Every good man has some blemish. divyānēṃ divasa kāḍhaṇēṃ-ujaḍaṇēṃ Wake all the night. divyānēṃ (rātra or divasa) kāḍhaṇēṃ To have a light burning (all the night or all the day), to be in extreme ill ness. divyāvātīnēṃ śōdhaṇēṃ To search close, to explore every nook and corner. divyāsa nirōpa dēṇēṃ-padara dēṇēṃ To extinguish the lamp.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Diva (दिव).—[dīvyatyatra ghañarthe ādhāre ka]
2) The sky; see दिव् (div); दिवं ते शिरसा व्याप्तम् (divaṃ te śirasā vyāptam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.47.88.
3) A day.
4) A forest, wood, thicket.
Derivable forms: divam (दिवम्).
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Divā (दिवा).—ind. By day, in the daytime; दिवाभू (divābhū) 'to become day'.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaṃ) 1. Heaven, paradise. 2. Heaven, sky, atmosphere. 3. A day. 4. A wood, a thicket. E. div to play, to shine, &c. affix ghañarthe ādhāre vā kaḥ see the preceding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Diva (दिव).—[div + a] 1., n. 1. Heaven, Mahābhārata 3, 11746.
— Cf. tri-, n. Heaven (perhaps properly the third, the most holy heaven), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 253.
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Divā (दिवा).—[div + ā], originally instr. of div, adv. 1. By day, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 50.
— Cf. [Latin] diu, du-dum, and divātana.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Diva (दिव).—[neuter] heaven, day; dive dive day by day.
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Divā (दिवा).—([instrumental] [adverb]) by day.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Diva (दिव):—[from div] n. heaven, sky, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] day, [especially] in dive-dive, day by day, daily, [Ṛg-veda] and ifc. ([gana] śaradādi)
3) [v.s. ...] wood, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] cf. ahar-, tri-, naktaṃ-, naktaṃ-bṛhad-. rātrim-, su-; cf. also διϝο Fo in ἐν-διος [Latin] (?) biduum.
5) Divā (दिवा):—[from div] ind. (for divā, [instrumental case] of 3. div) [gana] svarādi, by day (often opposed to naktam), [Ṛg-veda]
6) [v.s. ...] used also as [substantive] e.g. divā bhavati, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad iii, 11, 3]
7) [v.s. ...] (with rātris), [Mahābhārata ii, 154 etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] [especially] in beginning of [compound]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Diva (दिव):—(vaṃ) 1. n. Idem; a day; a wood.
2) Divā (दिवा):—ind. By day.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Divā (दिवा):—(nm) a day; ~[kara] the sun; -[rātri] day and night; ~[svapna] a day-dream; •[dekhanā] to day-dream; to build castles in the air.
2) Dīvā (दीवा):—(nm) see [dīyā].
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Ḍiva (डिव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ḍip.
2) Diva (दिव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Div.
3) Diva (दिव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Div.
4) Dīva (दीव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dīpa.
5) Dīva (दीव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dīpa.
6) Dīva (दीव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dvīpa.
7) Dīva (दीव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dvīpa.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the abode of god, angels, etc.; the heaven.
2) [noun] the sky.
3) [noun] the time between sunrise and sunset; a day.
4) [noun] (pros.) a meter having three short syllables (uuu).
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1) [noun] a prey-animal used to lure another into a snare; a decoy.
2) [noun] a domestic animal.
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Dīva (ದೀವ):—[noun] a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent; an island.
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Dīva (ದೀವ):—[noun] an artificial source of light; a lamp.
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Dīva (ದೀವ):—[noun] a man who fishes for profit; a fisherman.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+239): Divaa, Divabali, Divabhita, Divabhiti, Divabhuta, Divacandantabatava, Divacara, Divacarin, Divachara, Divada, Divadarsha, Divaddha, Divadi, Divadivassa, Divadivita, Divaga, Divagana, Divagara, Divaha, Divahputra.
Ends with (+31): Adidiva, Adiva, Adyadiva, Ahardiva, Ahodiva, Akashadiva, Amshunattydivandiva, Apradiva, Atidiva, Brihaddiva, Cuti-kutiva, Dahadiva, Didiva, Divalica Diva, Dvidiva, Elgevadiva, Gandiva, Grindiva, Gudipadiva, Haladadiva.
Full-text (+334): Ratrindiva, Divandha, Divakara, Divatana, Dia, Tridiva, Divarka, Divabhiti, Divamani, Sudiva, Divacara, Divasvapa, Divapushta, Divashaya, Div, Divasvapna, Divasprish, Divamgama, Divasupta, Divakrita.
Search found 79 books and stories containing Diva, Divā, Dīvā, Ḍiva, Dīva; (plurals include: Divas, Divās, Dīvās, Ḍivas, Dīvas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.34.1 < [Sukta 34]
Rig Veda 8.34.11 < [Sukta 34]
Rig Veda 8.34.14 < [Sukta 34]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.1.5 < [Chapter 1 - Advice to Kaṃsa]
Verse 4.6.8 < [Chapter 6 - The Story of the Ayodhyā Women]
Verse 1.5.4 < [Chapter 5 - The Lord’s Appearance]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 855-856 < [Chapter 15 - Examination of Samavāya (‘subsistence’)]
Verse 1592 < [Chapter 19c - (C) On presumption (arthāpatti)]
Verse 1620 < [Chapter 19c - (C) On presumption (arthāpatti)]
Hanuman Nataka (critical study) (by Nurima Yeasmin)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.1.390 < [Chapter 1 - The Beginning of the Lord’s Manifestation and His Instructions on Kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana]
Verse 1.12.60 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 2.23.302 < [Chapter 23 - Wandering about Navadvīpa On the Day the Lord Delivered the Kazi]