Kavyavaha, Kavyavāha, Kavya-vaha: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Kavyavāha (कव्यवाह) refers to the task of “taking the oblations and offering”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly:—“[...] when the manes Agniṣvāttas and others were born, they were assigned the task of Kavyavāhas (taking the oblations and offering) among the manes. Sandhyā who thus became the mother of the Pitṛs served the same purpose as theirs. Since she has been glanced at kindly by Śiva she became free from defects and devoted herself to virtuous rites”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kavyavāha (कव्यवाह).—A group of Pitṛs. The Devī Bhāgavata, Skandhas 11 and 15 state that this group of Piṭrs were born from the drops of sweat which came out of the bodies of Dakṣa and others when they were fascinated by the charm of Sandhyā, the spiritual daughter of Brahmā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kavyavāha (कव्यवाह).—A kind of Agni.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 11. 93.
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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»] — Kavyavaha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kavyavāha (कव्यवाह).—fire. cf. कव्यवाहनः (kavyavāhanaḥ)

Derivable forms: kavyavāhaḥ (कव्यवाहः).

Kavyavāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kavya and vāha (वाह). See also (synonyms): kavyavāhana.

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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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