Divaratri, Divārātri: 5 definitions


Divaratri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Divaratri in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Divārātri (दिवारात्रि) refers to the “day and night”, according to 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 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 (divārātri-vibheda), because [that] place is the bliss of mere consciousness, which is free from wakefulness and sleep. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Divaratri in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

divārātri (दिवारात्रि).—ad (Poetry.) By day and night. Ex. viśrānti ghyāvyā di0 ॥.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Divaratri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divārātri (दिवारात्रि).—f.

(-triḥ) 1. Day or night. 2. A day and night. E. divā, and rātri night.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divārātri (दिवारात्रि):—[divā-rātri] (triḥ) 2. f. Idem.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Divaratri in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Divarātri (ದಿವರಾತ್ರಿ):—[noun] day and night.

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Divārātri (ದಿವಾರಾತ್ರಿ):—[noun] day and night.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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