Shvetadvipa, Śvetadvīpa, Śvetadvipa, Shveta-dvipa: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Śvetadvīpa and Śvetadvipa can be transliterated into English as Svetadvipa or Shvetadvipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śvetadvīpa (श्वेतद्वीप).—An island. It was on this island that Mahāviṣṇu performed his austere tapas for obtaining "Brahma Vidyā". It is situated on the northern side of the ocean of milk. It is 32,000 miles above Meru mountain. The inhabitants of Śvetadvīpa are without the sense organs. They do not take food They are rich in "Jñāna" (knowledge). Their bodies give out perpetual fragrance. These sinless people are of white complexion. Their bodies and bones are as hard as Vajrāyudha. Their heads are as broad and flat as umbrellas and their voice as loud as thunder. Each of them has four arms and sixty teeth. All of them worship Śiva. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha, Chapter 335).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Śvetadvīpa (श्वेतद्वीप).—Sacred to Hari, visited by Nārada.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 4. 18; X. 6. 24; 87. 10; XI. 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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śvētadvīpa (श्वेतद्वीप).—m S The white dvīpa, the name of an island or a minor continent of the earth. Supposed by Wilford to be Britain (Albion).
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a white elephant.
2) the elephant of Indra.
Derivable forms: śvetadvipaḥ (श्वेतद्विपः).
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Śvetadvīpa (श्वेतद्वीप).—Name of one of the eighteen minor divisions of the known continent; °पतिः (patiḥ) Viṣṇu; श्वेतद्वीपपतिश्चित्तं मनो योगेश्वरोऽवतु (śvetadvīpapatiścittaṃ mano yogeśvaro'vatu) Bhāg.1.6.24; श्वेतद्वीपपतौ चित्तं शुद्धे धर्ममये मयि (śvetadvīpapatau cittaṃ śuddhe dharmamaye mayi) Bhāg.11.15.18.
Derivable forms: śvetadvīpaḥ (श्वेतद्वीपः).
Śvetadvīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śveta and dvīpa (द्वीप).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-paḥ) 1. A White elephant. 2. Indra'S elephant. E. śveta white, and dvipa an elephant.
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(-paḥ) The white Island, or a minor division of the universe so called; also termed Chandra-Dwipa, and supposed by Wil- Ford to be Britain. E. śveta white, and dvīpa an island; also śveta q. v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvetadvīpa (श्वेतद्वीप).—[masculine] [neuter] [Name] of a sacred place & a myth. island.
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 4 - Śveta-Dvīpa < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Chapter 7 - Uparicara Vasu Attains Liberation < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Chapter 18 - Incarnations of Vāsudeva < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Antiquity of the Pañcarātra < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
Part 2 - The Position of the Pañcarātra Literature < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
Part 7 - Vanamālī Miśra < [Chapter XXI - The Nimbārka School of Philosophy]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXI - The Caturmasyam Vratam < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter II - Sources of the Garuda Puranam < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter CCXIX - The prophylactic charm of Vaishnava Kavacham < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.7.94-95 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Verse 1.2.42 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 1.2.27 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Narayaniya (Narayaneeyam) (by Vishwa Adluri)