Divyarupa, Divyarūpa, Divya-rupa: 7 definitions


Divyarupa 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Divyarūpa (दिव्यरूप) refers to “celestial beauty” and is mentioned by Brahmā to describe Goddess Durgā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.11. Accordingly as Brahmā said to Durgā:—“[...] O mother of the universe, Viṣṇu is not competent to enthral Him, nor Lakṣmī, nor Kāma, nor I; in fact no one other than you. Hence be born as Dakṣa’s daughter, the great Goddess (maheśvarī) of celestial beauty (divyarūpa). Inspired by my devotion, be pleased to become His wife and fascinate the lord who at present is detached from the world”.

2) Divyarūpa (दिव्यरूप) refers to a “divine form” and is used to describe Mount Himavat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, there in the northern region is a mountain called Himavat who is the lord of mountains and has great splendour and prosperity. [...] He is of pure soul, an abode of austerities. He sanctifies even the great souls. He is the bestower of the benefit of austerities. He is the auspicious storehouse of multifarious minerals. He is of a divine form (i.e., divyarūpa). He is beautiful in every part. He is the unaffected part of Viṣṇu. He is the king of leading mountains and a great favourite of the good”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Divyarūpa (दिव्यरूप) [=Divyarūpata?] refers to a “divine form” and is used to describe Ardhanarīśvara, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Bhadrakālī said to Śrīkaṇṭha: “[...] (You are) he, the Siddha who has been pierced (by the power of the Command) and, made of universal bliss, is accompanied by Yogeśvarī. He is Śaṃkara’s lord; supreme, he has five faces, three eyes, holds a spear and, adorned with matted hair and crown, (his) divine body is covered with ashes. He is the pervasive lord Ardhanarīśvara. Beautiful he is, stainless as pure crystal. (He is) the Lord (īśvara), supreme Śambhu, who bears a divine form [i.e., divyarūpa-dhara] and is auspicious. O Mahādeva, the three-eyed one, who, self-generated, is such as was repeatedly praised with greatly divine and mental hymns”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

divyarūpa (दिव्यरूप).—n (S) A bright and beautiful countenance or figure. 2 Spirit.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

divyarupa (दिव्यरुप).—n A bright and beautiful coun- tenance. Spirit.

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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»] — Divyarupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divyarūpa (दिव्यरूप).—[adjective] of a celestial form.

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

Divyarūpa (दिव्यरूप):—[=divya-rūpa] [from divya > div] mfn. of a d° aspect, beautiful, handsome, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Divyarupa 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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