Dyau; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Dyau in Purana glossaries]

Dyau (द्यौ).—(dyu) One of the Aṣṭavasus (eight Vasus). (For particulars see under Aṣṭavasus).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Dyau (द्यौ).—Sky; presented flowers to Pṛthu on his accession.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 15. 18.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Dyau in Hinduism glossaries]

Sanskrit word meaning: "heaven", "the sky".

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Dyau (द्यौ, “heaven”) refers to one of the lokapañcaka (fivefold worlds), defined in the Taittirīya-āraṇyaka 7.7.1. The lokapañcaka, and other such fivefold divisions, are associated with the elemental aspect (adhibhūta) of the three-fold division of reality (adhibhūta, adhidaiva and adhyātma) which attempts to explain the phenomenal nature of the universe. Adhibhūta denotes all that belongs to the material or elemental creation.

The Taittirīya-āraṇyaka is associated with the Kṛṣṇa-yajurveda and dates from at least the 6th century BCE. It is composed of 10 chapters and discusses vedic rituals and sacrifices (such as the mahāyajña) but also includes the Taittirīya-upaniṣad and the Mahānārāyaṇa-upaniṣad.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āraṇyaka

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