Kavyavaha, aka: Kavyavāha, Kavya-vaha; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kavyavāha (कव्यवाह).—A kind of Agni.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 11. 93.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kavyavaha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [K] · next »

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.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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