Dvar, Dvār: 9 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

2) Dvār (द्वार्) refers to the “entrance” of a Śiva temple, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—Accordingly:—“[...] with this hope he sat at the threshold (dvār) of the temple of Śiva watching the great worship (mahāpūjā) by the devotee. When the worship was over, the songs and dances of prayer were duly concluded, the devotees lay down and began to sleep. Immediately the young man entered the sanctum sanctorum of Śiva in order to steal the eatables left there”.

2) Dvār (द्वार्) refers to the “gate” (viz., of a mansion) and is used to describe Satī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.28. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“Satī reached the place where the colourful sacrifice accompanied by the enthusiasm of Devas, Asuras, great sages etc. was in progress. She saw her father’s mansion abounding inwondrous things lustrous and beautiful as well as the groups of Devas and sages. The Goddess stopped at the gate (dvār) and descended from Nandin, the bull. She went all alone inside the place of sacrifice”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvār (द्वार्).—f.

1) A door, gate; विदश्य निम्बपत्राणि नियता द्वारि वेश्मनः (vidaśya nimbapatrāṇi niyatā dvāri veśmanaḥ) Y.3.12; Ms.3.88.

2) Access, way.

3) A means, an expedient. (dvārā 'by means of', 'through').

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

Dvār (द्वार्).—f.

(-dvāḥ) 1. A door, a gate. 2. A means, an expedient, a medium or way by which any thing takes place or is effected. E. dvṛ to cover or hold, in the causal form, affix vic .

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

Dvār (द्वार्).— (vb. dvṛ), f. 1. A door, a gate, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 88. 2. Opportunity, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 138, 1. 3. A means; instr, dvārā, as latter part of comp. words, By, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 218, 11.

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

Dvār (द्वार्).—[feminine] gate, door, opening; entrance or issue; way, means; dvārā (—°) by means of.

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

1) Dvār (द्वार्):—[from dvāḥ] ([from] √dvṛ?), gate, door, entrance or issue, [figuratively] expedient, means, opportunity ([instrumental case] ifc. by means of, by), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. 1. dur, 1. dura and dvāra; [Greek] θύρα; [Latin] fores; [Slavonic or Slavonian] dvĭrĭ; Lit., dúrys; Got. daur; Old [Saxon] dor etc.

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

Dvār (द्वार्):—(dvāḥ) 5. f. A door; a medium.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dvar 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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