Kavyavahana, Kavyavāhana, Kavya-vahana: 4 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kavyavāhana (कव्यवाहन).—The son of Pavamāna Agni; the Agni of Pitṛs.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 4 and 5; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 4, 5; 75. 56, 70; 110. 10.
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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kavyavāhana (कव्यवाहन).—fire. cf. कव्यवाहनः (kavyavāhanaḥ)

Derivable forms: kavyavāhanaḥ (कव्यवाहनः).

Kavyavāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kavya and vāhana (वाहन). See also (synonyms): kavyavāha.

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

Kavyavāhana (कव्यवाहन).—m.

(-naḥ) Fire. E. kavya, and vāhana vehicle; also kavyavāha.

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

1) Kavyavāhana (कव्यवाहन):—[=kavya-vāhana] [from kavya > kavi] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-2, 65]) conveying oblations to the manes (said of fire), [Ṛg-veda x, 16, 11] ([Sāyaṇa]), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. fire (= Agni), [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] (cf. kravya-v, havya-v, vahni.)

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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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