Dvaitavana, Dvaita-vana: 9 definitions


Dvaitavana means something in 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन).—A forest where the Pāṇḍavas lived during their exile in the forest.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन).—A forest in which the Pāṇḍavas lived during their forest life. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन) refers to the name of a Forest mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.174.21, IX.36.26). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dvaita-vana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन): Dvaita Forest or Dvaitavana was situated to the south of the Kamyaka Forest. It contained within it a lake called the Dwaita lake. It was on the south-western outskirts of Kurujangala, near the borders of the desert (northern extension of the Thar desert into Haryana) (3,176). It also lay on the banks of the Saraswati River (known there as the Bhogavati) (3-24,176).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन).—Name of a forest; भीमं प्रशस्याथ गुणैरनेकैर्हृष्टास्ततो द्वैतवनाय जग्मुः (bhīmaṃ praśasyātha guṇairanekairhṛṣṭāstato dvaitavanāya jagmuḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3. 11.68. Kirātārjunīya 1.1.

Derivable forms: dvaitavanam (द्वैतवनम्).

Dvaitavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvaita and vana (वन).

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

Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन).—i. e. dvitavana + a + a, adj. Referring to Dhvasan Dvaitavana, i. e. son of Dvitavana, Mahābhārata 3, 928.

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

1) Dvaitavana (द्वैतवन):—[from dvai] m. ([from] dvita-vana) [patronymic] of the king Dhvasan, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. belonging or relating to Dhvasan Dvaitavana, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] n. (with or sc. vana) Name of a forest, [Mahābhārata iii, 453 etc.; Kirātārjunīya i, 1.]

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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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