Tivani, Tivāṉi: 2 definitions


Tivani means something in Buddhism, Pali, Tamil. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Tivani (तिवनि) (in Chinese: Ti-po-ni) refers to one of the fifty-five kingdoms enumerated in chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective districts.—In Tivani, the following deities are appointed (among others): The Gandharva Sa-t'o-man-to; the Yakṣas Maṇibhadra and Pūrṇabhadra; the Asura Ayaskarṇa [?]; the Kumbhāṇḍa Avanta; the Goddesses Sa-chi-ni (Sajjinī [?]) and Pañcī.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tivāṉi (திவானி) noun < Urdu divanī. Place of justice; நியாயஸ்தலம். [niyayasthalam.] (W.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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