Dvaipayana, Dvaipāyana: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dvaipayana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन).—A synonym of Vyāsa. He who is born in an island, i.e. Vyāsa. (See under Vyāsa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन).—Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 103. 51 and 65.

1b) (Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana) the name of Vyāsa in the 28th Dvāpara; also Kṛṣṇa by the sixth aṃśa; the avatār of the Lord. Yogātma; the son of Parāśara;1 called his son Śuka when he renounced the world at an early age;2 invited for the Rājasūya;3 came to Syamantapañcaka to see Kṛṣṇa and left the place;4 heard the br. purāṇa from Jātukarṇi and narrated it to Sūta;5 the Purohita of Buddha, the ninth incarnation of Hari.6

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 164. 17; 171. 64; 201. 31; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 11.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 2. 2; 19. 10; II. 1. 8; VI. 8. 19; 14. 9.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 74. 7.
  • 4) Ib. X. 84. 3 and 57.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 11-14; II. 35. 124; 34. 11; IV. 4. 66.
  • 6) Matsya-purāṇa 47. 247; 69. 8.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.52) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dvaipāyana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन) or Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana is the son of Parāśara and grandson of Śakti, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Nārada gave a daughter to Vasiṣṭha. She was Arundhati and Śakti was born to her. Śakti begot Parāśara and from Parāśara was born Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana. Śuka was born to Dvaipāyana and Śuka had five sons—Bhūriśravā, Prabhu, Śaṃbhu, Kṛṣṇa and Gaura and a daughter—Kīrtimati.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Dvaipayana in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—He was the famous sage Vyāsadeva or Vedavyāsa. He is also the creator of eighteen Purāṇas, Mahābhārata and Brahmasūtras.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन).—[dvīpaḥ ayanaṃ janmabhūmiryasya sa dvīpāyanaḥ, svārthe-aṇ]

1) 'The island-born, Name of Vyāsa; उदारचेता गिरमित्युदारां द्वैपायनेनाभिदधे नरेन्द्रः (udāracetā giramityudārāṃ dvaipāyanenābhidadhe narendraḥ) Kirātārjunīya 3.1.

2) Name of the sage Durvāsas; L. D. B.

Derivable forms: dvaipāyanaḥ (द्वैपायनः).

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

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन).—i. e. 1. dvīpa + āyana, m. A name of Vyāsa, Mahābhārata 1, 2416. 2. dvaipāyana + a, adj. Referring to Vyāsa, Mahābhārata 9, 1743.

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

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन).—[masculine] the island-born, [Epithet] of Vyāsa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

2) Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन):—Dattakadarpaṇa.

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

1) Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन):—[from dvaipa] m. ([Pāṇini 4-1, 99]) ‘island-born’, Name of Vyāsa (author or compiler of the Vedas and Purāṇas, the place of his nativity being a small island in the Ganges), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ī)n. relating to Dvaipāyana, [Mahābhārata]

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

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन):—(naḥ) 1. m. A name of Vyāsa.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dīvāyaṇa.

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Dvaipayana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Dvaipāyana (ದ್ವೈಪಾಯನ):—[noun] Vyāsa, the celebrated sage who wrote Mahābhārata, the great Indian epic and also compiled the Vedas, Puranas, etc.

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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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