Dvijasattama: 7 definitions
Dvijasattama 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Dvijasattama (द्विजसत्तम) refers to an “excellent Brahmin”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.48 (“Description of Marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Then the Brahmins were requested by Himavat ‘May the rite be formally started after narrating the Tithi etc. The auspicious hour has come’. After saying ‘So be it’, the excellent Brahmins (dvijasattama) who knew the proper time proclaimed the Tithi etc. very delightedly. Then Himācala mentally urged with pleasure by lord Śiva, the cause of great enjoyment, smilingly spoke to Śiva. ‘O Śiva, please do not delay. Please mention your genealogy, saintly lineage, family, name and your Veda along with your branch of the Vedas’”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-maḥ) A respectable Brahman. E. dvija and sattama best; also dvijavara dvijapravara &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvijasattama (द्विजसत्तम).—[masculine] a Brahman (best of the twice-born).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvijasattama (द्विजसत्तम):—[=dvi-ja-sattama] [from dvi-ja > dvi] m. = -mukhya, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvijasattama (द्विजसत्तम):—[dvija-sattama] (maḥ) 1. m. A chief brāhman.
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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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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.2.368 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Lord’s Travel Through Bhuvaneśvara and Other Placesto Jagannātha Purī]
Kashyapa Shilpa-shastra (study) (by K. Vidyuta)
7. The Shapes and Embellishments of the Gopuras < [Chapter 5 - Gopura Lakṣaṇa]
4. Technicalities (a): Mānāṅgula Measurements < [Chapter 2 - Author and his Works]
Formal Education System in Ancient India (by Sushmita Nath)
Subjects studied in the Epic Period < [Chapter 5 - Subjects studied in the Vedic and Buddhist period]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)