Reva, Revā: 18 definitions


Reva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Revā (रेवा) is the name of a sacred river as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.12, “somehow men must strive to find a residence in a holy centre. On the shores of the ocean in the confluence of hundreds of rivers there are many such holy centres (puṇyakṣetra or tīrtha) and temples. [...] the river Tamasā is of twelve mouths and Revā has ten mouths.”.

Revā is mentioned as one of the seven holy Gaṅgas (saptagaṅgā), according to Śivapurāṇa 1.15. Accordingly, regarding the benefit in the rites of Devayajña:—“[...] a temple, the bank of a holy tank, the bank of an ordinary river, the bank of a holy river and the banks of the seven holy Gaṅgās (saptagaṅgā) are each of ten times more benefit than the previous. The seven holy Gaṅgās are Gaṅgā, Godāvarī, Kāverī, Tāmraparṇikā, Sindhu, Sarayū and Revā. The shores of the sea are of ten times more benefit than the previous. The summit of a mountain is of ten times more benefit than the shores of the sea”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Reva (रेव).—Son of Ānartta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 24.

1b) A son of Rocamāna.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 23.

2) Revā (रेवा).—A river near the Māhiṣmatī in the Bhārata varṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 79. 21; V. 19. 18.
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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)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Revā (रेवा), a name of the Narmadā (Nerbudda) river, otherwise occurring only in post-Vedic literature, is seen by Weber in the word Revottaras, which is found in the Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa, and is certainly a man’s name.

India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Teachers, Saints and Sages

Revā (रेवा) or Revānātha refers to one of the “nine saints” (Navnath) is supposed to be the incarnation of Chamasa-nārāyaṇa: one of the “nine Nārāyaṇas” (Navanārāyaṇa), according to the Mahārṇava-tantra.—The nine Siddhas are famous saints, of exceptional purity of life, who have attained to a semi-divine existence through the practice of Yoga. [...] These nine teachers [e.g., Revā-nātha] are considered representative of great teachers in this tradition or Parampara tradition—a succession of Teachers (Gurus) and Disciples (Shishyasa) in Indian-origin religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism.

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Revā (रेवा) is the name of a river found in India.—The source of the Revā is traceable to the Amarakantak hills adjoining the Vindhya range. The Narmadā and the Revā forma confluence a little above Mandla to flow down under either name.

Source: Shiva Purana (history)

Revā (रेवा) is the name of a river. Revā and Narmadā are the two small branches of one and the same river in the upper course which are later united into one.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Reva or Revagāvuṇḍa is the name of a person mentioned in the “Sheḍbāl stone inscription of the reign of Vijayāditya”. Accordingly, “... the goldsmith Nāgoja and Reva-gāvuṇḍa have entrusted to all the assemblies, with the pouring of water...”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Reva-gāvuṇḍa) is set up in the Basavaṇṇā temple at Sheḍbāl, a village in the Athaṇī-tālukā of the Belgaon District in the Karnāṭaka State. It records that certain taxes imposed ad valorum were assigned to the local assemblies of guilds by the goldsmith Nāgoja and Reva-gāvuṇḍa. It is dated Caitra, Ādityavāra (Sunday), Śaka year 1075, the cyclic year being Śrīmukha.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rēva (रेव) [or रेंव, rēṃva].—f Fine gravel or sand. 2 The grit or sand (of grain, sugar, milk). 3 n fig. Cirrocumulus state of the clouds; mackerel-back-sky: also a distinct cloud of the cirro-cumulus charac- ter. v nigha, caḍha, vāha, pasara, & vira, nikhāra, viraḷa.

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rēvā (रेवा) [or रेंवा, rēṃvā].—m Gravel or small pebbles: also sand coarse or fine: also grit and dirt (as in grain, sugar &c.); grit in victuals; as pōṭānta annācā rēvā basalā. 2 Dense and swagging gathering of clouds (mēghāñcā-pāvasācā rēvā): gathered stuff or material generally; as mōrīmadhyēṃ rēvā jamalā -basalā-bharalā-dāṭalā; also rētīcā -gāḷācā -kērācā -rēvā. 3 rēvā is used also in the sense of Cirro-cumulus form of cloud; and also of Haze or vapory dimness. v dhara, jama, paḍa, nigha, & viraḷa, vira. Note. These varying senses are unquestionably amongst the people; and until a literature arise to discriminate and determine, the popular usus will hold, as indeed it should hold, its inflexibility and its authority.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rēva (रेव).—f Fomd grave; the grit or sand (of grain).

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rēvā (रेवा).—m Gravel or small pebbles; grit and dirt.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Revā (रेवा).—

1) Name of the river Narmadā; रेवारोधसि वेतसीतरुतले चेतः समुत्कण्ठते (revārodhasi vetasītarutale cetaḥ samutkaṇṭhate) K. P.1; R.6.43; Meghadūta 19.

2) The indigo plant.

3) Name of Rati.

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

Revā (रेवा).—f.

(-bā) 1. The Narbadda, or Narmada river, which rises in the mountain Amrakuta, or Amarkantak, in the province of Gondwana and runs nearly due west about 750 miles, when it falls into the sea below Baroach. 2. Rati, the wife of Kama. 3. The indigoplant. E. rev to flow, aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Revā (रेवा).— (akin to revant), f. 1. The Narmadā river, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 19. 2. The wife of Kāma. 3. The indigo plant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Reva (रेव).—[masculine] [Name] of a man; [feminine] ā [Name] of a river ( = narmadā).

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

1) Reva (रेव):—[from reb] m. Name of a son of Ānarta and father of Raivata, [Harivaṃśa]

2) Revā (रेवा):—[from reva > reb] a f. See below

3) Reva (रेव):—[from reb] n. Name of various Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

4) Revā (रेवा):—[from reb] b f. the indigo plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Rati (the wife of Kāma-deva), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] (in music) a [particular] Rāga, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of the Narma-dā or Nerbudda river (which rises in one of the Vindhya mountains called Āmra-kūṭa or more commonly Amara-kaṇṭaka in Gondwana, and after a westerly course of about 800 miles falls into the sea below Broach), [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Reva (रेव):—(ṅa) revate 1. d. To go by leaps or jumps; to jump; to flow.

2) Revā (रेवा):—(vā) 1. f. The Narbuddha river; Kāma’s wife; Indigo plant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Reva in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rēva (ರೇವ):—

1) [noun] a mighty river of Central India that runs for 801 miles which finally discharges into the Arabian sea, considered as one of the holy rivers of India; Narmadāriver.

2) [noun] the plant indigofera tinctoria of Papilionaceae family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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