Divakara, aka: Divākara, Diva-kara; 9 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Divākara (दिवाकर).—A synonym of Sūrya (Sun).

2) Divākara (दिवाकर).—A son of Garuḍa. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 101).

3) Divākara (दिवाकर).—See under Niśākara II.

4) Divākara (दिवाकर).—A king. During the reign of this king the Matsya Purāṇa was composed.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1a) Divākara (दिवाकर).—The Sun god, king of the planets;1 is Agni;2 different positions of, in the sky in different lands;3 struck by Svabhānu, fell on the earth;4 addressed by Kārttikeya to whom he went as a Brahmana;5 at a distance of 1000×100 yojanas from the earth.6

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 150. 151; 265. 38 and 41. 266. 38. 281. 12. Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 32.
  • 2) Ib. 53. 29, 30.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 37-43.
  • 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 22. 12; III. 3. 110; 8. 76.
  • 5) Ib. III. 70. 4.
  • 6) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 129.

1b) A son of Prativyoma (Prativyūha vā. p.); his capital Ayodhyā; (vā. p.).1 Father of Sahadeva.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 271. 5; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 282.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 22. 3.

1c) Divided the earth into ten political divisions and distributed them among Iksvāku and other cognates. Sudyumna in woman's disguise did not get any share; Vasiṣṭha got him Pratiṣṭā and he in turn offered it to Pururavas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 85. 20-23.
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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Divākara (दिवाकर).—Karṇāṭabhaṭṭa Divākara of the Deccan was deffeated by Śrī Vriddhavādisūri in course of an intricate debate. He was made his disciple known by the name of Siddhasena Divākara who was taught the entire course of āgamas. Once Divākara said that he would translate all the āgamas into Sanskrit. This statement was taken to be a great offence, for which he was asked to make adequate expiation by observing in silence the vow of pārāñcita for twelve years. Accordingly he wandered about for twelve years in towns and villages. He visited the temple of Kuduṅgeśvara in Ujjain.

Source: archive.org: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Divākara (fl. 1053 A.D.) is mentioned in the “Dive Agar plate of Mummuṇirāja”. Accordingly, “The illustrious King Mummuṇideva lays down the settlement for the learned Brāhmaṇas endowed with wisdom, who are prominent among the sixteen representatives (mahattarakas) residing at Āgara-dīpaka, in the presence of principal royal officers such as... the Purohita (family-priest), the astrologer, the illustrious Divākara...”.

This copper plate (mentioning Divākara) was discovered at Dīve Āgar in the Śrīvardhana-tālukā of the Kolābā District in North Koṅkaṇ. It is dated on the fifth tithi of the dark fortnight of Āṣāḍha in the Śaka year 975, the cyclic year being Vijaya. Its object is to record a vyavasthā (settlement) in respect of the village Dīpakāgara together with its three hamlets, viz. Voritalī, Katila and Kalaija.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Divākara.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘twelve’. Note: divākara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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divākara : (m.) the sun.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Divākara refers to: (=divaṃ kara) the day-maker, the sun ThA.70 (=Ap. V.16); PvA.155;

Note: divākara is a Pali compound consisting of the words divā and kara.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Divākara (दिवाकर).—

1) the sun; Ku.1.12;5.48.

2) a crow.

3) the sun-flower.

Derivable forms: divākaraḥ (दिवाकरः).

Divākara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms divā and kara (कर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Divākara (दिवाकर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. The sun. 2. A crow. 3. A flower, the sun-flower. E. divā the day, and kara who makes.

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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