Dvijashreshtha, Dvijaśreṣṭha: 5 definitions


Dvijashreshtha 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.

The Sanskrit term Dvijaśreṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Dvijasrestha or Dvijashreshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dvijashreshtha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dvijaśreṣṭha (द्विजश्रेष्ठ) (Cf. Dvijottama, Dvijendra) refers to an “excellent Brahmin”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Vijayā said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...] My friend has been performing severe penance at the bidding of Nārada to make her beauty fruitful, to embellish her father’s race and to bless Kama. She has directed this penance to lord Śiva. O holy ascetic, how is it that her desire is not fulfilled. O excellent Brahmin [i.e., dvijaśreṣṭha], you enquired of her desire. I have just told you out of my love for her. What else do you wish to hear”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Dvijashreshtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dvijaśreṣṭha (द्विजश्रेष्ठ).—[masculine] a Brahman (best of the twice-born).

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

Dvijaśreṣṭha (द्विजश्रेष्ठ):—[=dvi-ja-śreṣṭha] [from dvi-ja > dvi] m. = -mukhya, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Dvijashreshtha 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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