Tridiva, aka: Tri-diva, Tridivā; 5 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tridiva (त्रिदिव).—

1) the heaven; त्रिमार्गयेव त्रिदिवस्य मार्गः (trimārgayeva tridivasya mārgaḥ) Ku.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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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