Dvarika, Dvārika, Dvārikā: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Dvarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Skanda Purana

Dvārikā (द्वारिका) refers to one of the holy places where Hari is desirous of staying, according to the Skandapurāṇa 2.3.1.22ff.—Accordingly, “[...] There are many Tīrthas and holy places, O Six-faced One, where Hari is desirous of staying. Some of them are capable of yielding the desired objects to seekers of the ultimate truth. Some of them are bestowers of salvation. Some Tīrthas which bestow both the benefits of here and hereafter, yield much merit. (The holy places are:) [viz., Dvārikā,...]”.

At Dvārikā Hari never leaves his abode. Even now his mansion is clearly seen by some meritorious persons.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dvārikā (द्वारिका) refers to one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, according to a footnote at the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya chapter 1. Accordingly, —“[...] the holy rivers, Gaṅgā and others, the seven sacred cities [viz., Dvārikā] and Gayā can never be equal to Śivapurāṇa. If one wishes for the greatest of goals (Liberation) one shall recite at least a stanza or even half of it from Śivapurāṇa. He who constantly listens to Śivapurāṇa fully comprehending its meaning or simply reads it with devotion is undoubtedly a meritorious soul”.

The seven sacred cities of the Hindus are: Ayodhyā, Mathurā, Māyā, Kāśī, Kāñcī, Āvantikā and Dvārikā.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dvārika : (adj.) belonging to a gate. noun: a doorkeeper, m.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dvārika, (-°) (adj.) referring or belonging to the door of-; in cha °ā taṇhā, craving or fever, arising through the 6 doors (of the senses) DhA.IV, 221, & kāya° —saṃvara control over the “bodily” door, i.e. over action (opp. speech) PvA.10 (so read for kāyañ cārika°). (Page 333)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvārikā (द्वारिका).—Name of the capital of Kṛṣṇa on the western point of Gujarath (for a description of Dvārakā, see Śi.3.33-63).

See also (synonyms): dvārakā.

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Dvārika (द्वारिक).—m. A porter, door-keeper.

Derivable forms: dvārikaḥ (द्वारिकः).

See also (synonyms): dvārin.

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

Dvārika (द्वारिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A door-keeper, a warder. E. dvāra a door, and ṭhak affix f.

(-kā) Dwaraka, Krishna'S capital: see dvāraka. E. dvāra, and ṭhan aff.

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

Dvārika (द्वारिक).—i. e. dvāra + ika, and dvārin dvārin, i. e. dvara + in, m. A porter, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 85; Mahābhārata 1, 4906.

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

Dvārika (द्वारिक).—[masculine] = [preceding] [masculine]

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

1) Dvārika (द्वारिक):—[from dvāḥ] m. door-keeper, warder, [Pañcatantra iii. 85]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the Sun’s 18 attendants, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (f(ikā). See dvāraka).

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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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