Divyavastra, Divya-vastra: 8 definitions


Divyavastra 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»] — Divyavastra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Divyavastra (दिव्यवस्त्र) refers to “divine clothes”, 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: “[...] The goddess is enveloped in divine clothes [i.e., divyavastra-āvṛtā] and is adorned with many kinds of flowers. She is the Great Light and, shining intensely, she is in the middle of the Wheel of Mothers each of whom has four arms, three eyes and a topknot. Each holds a sword, club, skull and makes a boon bestowing gesture. They have many ornaments. Their form is divine and beautiful. They shine and, possessing many forms, they are beautiful. Each is seated on her own vehicle in the lotus posture. The enemy lies at their feet and, controlled by a spell, is consumed along with (offerings of) meat and the like by (their) servants, Vetālas, Ḍākinīs, and ghosts. Very fierce, they strike (the enemy and) drink streams of (his) blood. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Divyavastra (दिव्यवस्त्र) refers to “celestial garments”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 31).—Accordingly, “[...] From head to toe and on all four sides, the body is a lowly rag. Everything in it is full of impurities. Decorate it with garments, bathe it with perfumed water, nourish it with the best dishes and food of many flavors, at the end of one night all of it will be impure. Even if that you clothe it in celestial garments (divyavastra) and feed it with celestial food (divyāhāra), because of the body itself, all of it will become impure. Then what can be said if you give it only human garments and human clothes? [...]”.

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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»] — Divyavastra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Divyavastra (दिव्यवस्त्र).—a. divinely dressed. (-straḥ) 1 sunshine.

2) a kind of sun-flower.

Divyavastra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms divya and vastra (वस्त्र).

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

Divyavastra (दिव्यवस्त्र).—mfn.

(-straḥ-strā-straṃ) 1. Clothed or invested in celestial raiment. 2. Handsomely dressed. m.

(-straḥ) A plant, commonly Suryasob'ha, a sort of sun-flower. E. divya divine, vastra cloth or clothes. divyaṃ vastraṃ yasmāt .

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

Divyavastra (दिव्यवस्त्र):—[=divya-vastra] [from divya > div] m. ‘divinely dressed’, a kind of flower (= sūryaśobhā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Divyavastra (दिव्यवस्त्र):—[divya-vastra] (straṃ) 1. m. A kind of sunflower. a. Divinely clothed.

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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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