Dyau: 5 definitions
Dyau 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: Puranic Encyclopedia
Dyau (द्यौ).—(dyu) One of the Aṣṭavasus (eight Vasus). (For particulars see under Aṣṭavasus).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dyau (द्यौ).—Sky; presented flowers to Pṛthu on his accession.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 15. 18.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Sanskrit word meaning: "heaven", "the sky".Source: Wisdom Library: Āraṇyaka
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dyau (द्यौ):—[from dyu] Vṛddhi form of dyu in [compound]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+7): Dyo, Pilumati, Dyausamshita, Dyaurda, Dyu, Pradiv, Dyaukami, Dyauloka, Dib, Paryasa, Dyavaprithivi, Dyavabhumi, Dyavakshama, Svarvaidya, Zeus, Div, Dyaurloka, Jitavati, Dundubhi, Ribhu.
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Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 11.20 < [Chapter 11 - Viśvarūpa-darśana-yoga (beholding the Lord’s Universal Form)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 9 - Number and Classification of the Vedic Gods < [Chapter 1 - Vedic Concept of God and Religion]
Part 8 - The Concept of God in the Light of the Vedas < [Chapter 1 - Vedic Concept of God and Religion]
Part 10 - Characteristics of the Vedic Gods < [Chapter 1 - Vedic Concept of God and Religion]
Asvalayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)