Divaukas: 10 definitions

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Divaukas 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Divaukas (दिवौकस्) refers to the “heaven-dwelling Devas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.39.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] all the weapons hurled by the devas of whom Nārāyaṇa and Indra were the most important, bowed down in reverence to that trident. Bereft of their virility, the heaven-dwelling Devas (i.e., divakaus) fled. Viṣṇu, alone, the foremost of those who make use of Māyā, remained there but he was afraid”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Divaukas (दिवौकस्) refers to a divine bird and is a synonym (another name) for the Sparrow (Cātaka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Divaukas (दिवौकस्).—m., [divaukas, -saḥ] 'inhabitant of the heaven', a god; Ś.7; R.3.19,47; दिविषद्वृन्दैः (diviṣadvṛndaiḥ) Gītagovinda 7.

See also (synonyms): divokas, divaukasa.

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Divaukas (दिवौकस्).—m.

1) a god.

2) the Chātaka bird.

3) a deer.

4) a bee.

5) an elephant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divaukas (दिवौकस्).—m.

(-kāḥ) 1. A deity. 2. The Chataka, (Cuculus melanoleucos.) 3. A deer. 4. A bee. 5. An elephant. E. diva heaven either, okas a mansion; also with the vowel unaltered divokas .

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

Divaukas (दिवौकस्).—m. a god, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 95; 11, 242.

Divaukas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms diva and okas (ओकस्).

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

Divaukas (दिवौकस्).—[masculine] an inhabitant of heaven, a god.

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

1) Divaukas (दिवौकस्):—[from diva > div] m. ‘sky-dweller’, a deity, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kālidāsa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] planet, [Gaṇitādhyāya]

3) [v.s. ...] the Cātaka

4) [v.s. ...] a deer

5) [v.s. ...] a bee

6) [v.s. ...] an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Divaukas (दिवौकस्):—[divau+kas] (kāḥ) 5. m. A deity; chātaka; a deer; a bee; an elephant.

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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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