Divyaratna, Divya-ratna: 9 definitions

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Divyaratna means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Divyaratna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न) refers to “divine jewels”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, while describing Trikhaṇḍā: “[...] She has three sections, three faces, a divine form and large belly. She has three eyes on each face and is blissful with wine. (The face) in front is white like snow, a jasmine flower or the moon. Content and tranquil, its gaze is immersed in subtle contemplation and, radiant with divine jewels [i.e., divyaratna-ujjvala], is adorned with jewel earrings. [...]”.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Divyaratna in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न) refers to “divine gems”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] She wore a necklace studded with divine gems (divyaratna-samanvita). Costly bangles of pure gold were worn by her. The lovely lady, the daughter of the great mountain, the mother of the three worlds staying there itself meditated on Śiva and shone thereby. Then there was great jubilation delighting both the sides. Different kinds of charitable gifts were distributed among the Brahmins. [...]”.

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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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Divyaratna in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न, “divine jewels”) refers to one of the three classes of jewels (ratna), into which the universe was transformed by the Buddha’s miraculous power (ṛddhibala) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “Divine jewels (divya-ratna) are larger and more powerful; they always accompany the gods; one can give orders to them and communicate with them; they are light and not heavy”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न).—a fabulous gem said to grant all desires of its possessor, the philosopher's stone; cf. चिन्तामणि (cintāmaṇi).

Derivable forms: divyaratnam (दिव्यरत्नम्).

Divyaratna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms divya and ratna (रत्न).

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

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न).—n.

(-tnaṃ) The fabulous gem Chintamani. E. divya divine, and ratna jewel.

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

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न):—[=divya-ratna] [from divya > div] n. ‘d° gem’, the fabulous gem Cintā-maṇi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Divyaratna (दिव्यरत्न):—[divya-ratna] (tnaṃ) 1. n. A fabulous gem.

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Divyaratna 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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