Dvividha, Dvi-vidha: 13 definitions

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Dvividha 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)

[«previous next»] — Dvividha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dvividha (द्विविध).—Same as Śibikā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 32.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Dvividha (द्विविध) refers to the “two types” (of inference), according to the Nyāyamañjarī, vol. I, 326.—Accordingly, “Inference is of two sorts (dvividhadvividham anumānam): one [concerns an object] the perception of which has [already] occurred [at some point]; the other [concerns an object] the perception of which has [yet] to occur.But the inference of [entities] such as God [concerns an object] the perception of which has [yet] to occur. [...]”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Dvividha (द्विविध) refers to the “two-fold (option)”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.79b-81b.—Accordingly, “Next there is the initiation for the purpose of the purification of the cosmic path for those who seek the fruit of [either] enjoyment or liberation. The subtle method that causes the cutting of the bonds is explained. The Guru asks the candidate seeking benefits [about] the two-fold (dvividha) [option]. Whatever fruit he desires, accordingly he should start the propitiation of Mantras”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dvividha in Yoga glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Dvividha (द्विविध) refers to the “two kinds” (of bindu), according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “Know bindu to be of two kinds (dvividha), male and female. Semen (bīja) is said to be the male [bindu] and rajas (female generative fluid) is female. As a result of their external union people are created. When they are united internally, then one is declared a yogi. [...]

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvividha (द्विविध).—a. of two kinds or sorts; द्विविधः संश्रयः स्मृतः (dvividhaḥ saṃśrayaḥ smṛtaḥ) Manusmṛti 7.162.

Dvividha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and vidha (विध).

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

Dvividha (द्विविध).—mfn.

(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Of two kinds, in two ways. E. dvi, and vidha sort.

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

Dvividha (द्विविध).—[adjective] twofold, dhā [adverb]

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

1) Dvividha (द्विविध):—[=dvi-vidha] [from dvi] mfn. two fold, of 2 kinds, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Suśruta] etc.

2) Dvividhā (द्विविधा):—[=dvi-vidhā] [from dvi-vidha > dvi] ind. in 2 parts or ways (vibhinna), [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 54.]

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

Dvividha (द्विविध):—[dvi-vidha] (dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) a. Of two kinds.

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

Dvividha (द्विविध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Duviha.

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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

Dvividha (ದ್ವಿವಿಧ):—[noun] (pl.) two

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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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