Dvaitavada, Dvaitavāda, Dvaita-vada: 8 definitions


Dvaitavada 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dvaitavada in Shaivism glossary
Source: academia.edu: Religious Inclusivism in the Writings of an Early Modern Sanskrit Intellectual (Shaivism)

Dvaitavāda (द्वैतवाद) or Bhedavāda refers to the “dualist doctrine”.—In Abhinavagupta’s time and place, tantric Śaivism (mantramārga) was divided into two main branches: Śaiva Siddhānta―its main representatives being Sadyojyotis and Kashmirian theologians such as Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇakaṇṭha and his son Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭha II (or Rāmakaṇṭha)―and non-dualist, Śākta-oriented schools such as the Trika, on which relied most of Abhinavagupta’s exegesis. Both forms of tantric Śaivism essentially share a single ritual system, with the same elaborate procedures for initiation, consecration of officiants and worship. However, certain features set the two schools apart. While Śaiva Siddhānta adheres to a strictly dualist doctrine (dvaitavāda, bhedavāda) according to which Śiva is the efficient cause of the world and is distinct from souls and worlds, non-dualist schools hold that Śiva is ultimately non-different from the soul and that liberation is achieved not through ritual but through gnosis.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

dvaitavāda (द्वैतवाद).—m (S) Maintaining or holding of the doctrine dvaitabhāva.

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

dvaitavāda (द्वैतवाद).—m Holding of the doctrine of dvaita.

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

Dvaitavāda (द्वैतवाद).—the doctrine of dualism; see above.

Derivable forms: dvaitavādaḥ (द्वैतवादः).

Dvaitavāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvaita and vāda (वाद).

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

Dvaitavāda (द्वैतवाद).—[masculine] the doctrine of dualism.

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

Dvaitavāda (द्वैतवाद):—[=dvaita-vāda] [from dvaita > dvai] m. dualism, [Catalogue(s)]

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Dvaitavada 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»] — Dvaitavada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvaitavāda (ದ್ವೈತವಾದ):—[noun] the theory that the individual soul is different from the Supreme Soul and always remains so.

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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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