Tridiva, Tridivā, Tri-diva: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tridivā (त्रिदिवा).—A river of Bhārata. (Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tridiva (त्रिदिव) refers to the “three worlds”, as mentioned in the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya-mantra, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.38.—Accordingly, as Śukra related the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya to Dadhīca:—“We worship the three-eyed lord Śiva, the lord of the three worlds, the father of the three spheres, the lord of the three guṇas. Lord Śiva is the essence, the fragrance of the three tattvas, three fires, of every thing that is trichotomised, of the three worlds (tridiva), of the three arms and of the trinity. He is the nourisher. In all living beings, everywhere, in the three guṇas, in the creation, in the sense-organs, in the Devas and Gaṇas, he is the essence as the fragrance in a flower. He is the lord of Devas. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Tridivā (त्रिदिवा).—A river from the Himālayas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 26.

1b) A R. from the Ṛkṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 31.

1c) A river in the Plakṣadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 19; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 11.

1d) (Śivetikā) a R. of the Bhāratavarṣa rising from the Mahendra mountain.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 101, 106.

1e) A R. of the Śākadvīpam.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 93.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Tridivā (त्रिदिवा) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.16, VI.10.17). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tridivā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Tridiva (त्रिदिव) refers to “heaven”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “And, having obtained the good fortune of heaven (tridiva-śrīāsādya tridivaśriyam), [those corporeal beings] enjoy heavenly pleasure in the lower heavens and in the celestial vehicles or among other groups [of gods]. They fall from that place [and] immediately they enter the Rasātala hell. They roam about the whole world like the wind [and] they fall down into the Naraka hell”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tridiva (त्रिदिव).—

1) the heaven; त्रिमार्गयेव त्रिदिवस्य मार्गः (trimārgayeva tridivasya mārgaḥ) Kumārasambhava 1.28; Ś.7.3.

2) sky, atmosphere.

3) paradise.

4) happiness.

- cardamoms. °अधीशः, °ईशः (adhīśaḥ, °īśaḥ)

Derivable forms: tridivam (त्रिदिवम्).

Tridiva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and diva (दिव).

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

Tridiva (त्रिदिव).—mn.

(-vaḥ-vaṃ) 1. Swarga or paradise. 2. Sky, atmosphere, heaven. f.

(-vā) The name of a river. E. tri the three, Bramha, Vishnu, and Siva, div to sport, affix ka; the place where these three gods take divine pleasure.

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

Tridiva (त्रिदिव).—[neuter] the third i.e. highest heaven (in Veda always [with] [genetive] divas).

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

1) Tridiva (त्रिदिव):—[=tri-diva] [from tri] n. (m., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the 3rd or most sacred heaven, heaven (in general), [Ṛg-veda ix, 113, 9 &; Atharva-veda] (with [genitive case] divas), [Gopatha-brāhmaṇa; Praśna-upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) Tridivā (त्रिदिवा):—[=tri-divā] [from tri-diva > tri] f. cardamoms, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a river in India, [Mahābhārata vi, 324; xiii, 7654]

4) [v.s. ...] of a river in the Plakṣa-dvīpa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa ii, 4, 11]

5) [v.s. ...] (), [Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa] ([Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 5, 1070])

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

Tridiva (त्रिदिव):—[tri-diva] (vaḥ-vaṃ) 1. m. n. Paradise; sky. f. () Name of a river.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tridiva (त्रिदिव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tidiva.

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Tridiva 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

Tridiva (ತ್ರಿದಿವ):—

1) [noun] the abode of gods; the heaven.

2) [noun] the sky.

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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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