Dvijati, Dvijāti, Dvi-jati: 13 definitions


Dvijati 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dvijāti (द्विजाति) refers to the Brahmins, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, after Goddess Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā) granted a boon to Menā:—“[...] O sage, when their mutual sexual intercourse took place, Menā conceived and the child in the womb gradually grew up. She gave birth to a beautiful son Maināka [...] In the city of Himācala there was a wonderful celebration of the event. The couple were highly delighted. Their pain was at an end [i.e., kleśa-saṃkṣaya]. He gave monetary gifts and charitable offerings to Brahmins [i.e., dvijāti]. Their devotion to Śivā and Śiva became increased. [...]”.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Dvijāti (द्विजाति) refers to the “Brahmins”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 17.13.—Accordingly: “The Brahmins (dvijāti) headed by the chaplain began to consecrate him who was destined to victory first with Atharvavedic mantras that lead to victory (jaitra)”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Dvijāti (द्विजाति) refers to a “twice-born”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “A ruler who is a Universal Sovereign is entitled to the first, a Provincial Governor to the second and a District Governor to the third [level of] Creative Energy. [To the same are entitled] a chief minister or a twice-born (dvijāti), provided he is in charge of the protection of many people. No single man is entitled to [deploy] Her for [just] another man”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvijāti (द्विजाति).—m.

1) a man of any of the first three castes of the Hindus; एतान् द्विजातयो देशान् संश्रयेरन् प्रयत्नतः (etān dvijātayo deśān saṃśrayeran prayatnataḥ) Manusmṛti 2.24.

2) a Brāhmaṇa. Kirātārjunīya 1.39; Kumārasambhava 5.4. गुरुरग्निर्द्विजातीनां वर्णानां ब्राह्मणो गुरुः (gururagnirdvijātīnāṃ varṇānāṃ brāhmaṇo guruḥ) H.

3) a bird.

4) a tooth.

5) A kind of horse; लक्षणद्वयसम्बन्धाद् द्विजातिः स्यात् तुरङ्गमः (lakṣaṇadvayasambandhād dvijātiḥ syāt turaṅgamaḥ) Yuktikalpataru.

Derivable forms: dvijātiḥ (द्विजातिः).

Dvijāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and jāti (जाति).

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

Dvijāti (द्विजाति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. A Brahman. 2. A man of either of the three first classes. 3. Any oviparous animal, as a bird, a snake, &c. E. dvi two, jāti birth. dviḥ jātiḥ janma yasya .

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

Dvijāti (द्विजाति).—m. a man of either of the three first classes, especially a Brāhmaṇa (cf. dvija), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 4; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 11, 15.

Dvijāti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and jāti (जाति).

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

Dvijāti (द्विजाति).—[adjective] twice-born; [masculine] a member of the three upper castes, [especially] a Brahman.

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

1) Dvijāti (द्विजाति):—[=dvi-jāti] [from dvi] mfn. idem

2) [v.s. ...] m. an Āryan, [especially] a Brāhman, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a bird or snake etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. -janman)

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

Dvijāti (द्विजाति):—[dvi-jāti] (tiḥ) 2. m. A brāhman; any oviparous animal.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dvijāti (द्विजाति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Duāi, Dhijjāi.

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Dvijati 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvijāti (ದ್ವಿಜಾತಿ):—[noun] = ದ್ವಿಜ [dvija]2 -1 & 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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