Triveni, Triveṇī, Triveṇi, Tri-veni: 9 definitions

Introduction

Triveni 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी).—The confluence of the three sacred rivers Ganges, Yamunā and Sarasvatī at Prayāga.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी) refers to a type of ornament (ābharaṇa) for the breast (vakṣas) to be worn by females, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Such ornaments for females should be used in cases of human females and celestial beings (gods and goddesses).

Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., triveṇī) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी) refers to the “confluence of the three holy rivers”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.23, while explaining the importance of Rudrākṣa:—“Śiva’s name, the ashes and the Rudrākṣa beads—the three are very holy and are on a par with Triveṇī (the confluence of the three holy rivers). The sight of the persons who have these three in their bodies is a rare occurrence. But when obtained it removes all sins”.

Note: Triveṇī is the place of confluence ( Prayāga, now Allahabad) of the Ganges with the yamunā and the subterranean Sarasvatī.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी) of Śāṇḍilyagotra is the mother of Kṛṣṇāvadhūta (1835-1909 C.E.), the author of Chandonavanīta who was born at Nārāyaṇadevarakare village in Hospet Taluk, Bellary district, Karnataka. Kṛṣṇāvadhūta is known to have written around 30 works. It is known from the colophon of Advaitasūtrārthapaddhati that, he was well-versed in advaita, dvaita and viśiṣṭādvaita philosophies.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

trivēṇī (त्रिवेणी).—f (S) A name of the Ganges; esp. applied to it at Allahabad, where it receives the Jumna and is supposed to receive, under ground, the Saraswata. 2 A triple plaited vēṇī or tail of hair.

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

trivēṇī (त्रिवेणी).—f A name of the Ganges. A triple plaited vēṇī.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Triveṇi (त्रिवेणि) or Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी).—f. the place near Prayāga where the Ganges joins the Yamunā and receives under ground the Sarasvatī; the place called दक्षिणप्रयाग (dakṣiṇaprayāga) where the three sacred rivers separate.

Derivable forms: triveṇiḥ (त्रिवेणिः).

Triveṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and veṇi (वेणि).

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

Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी).—f. (-ṇī) A name of the Ganges. E. tri three, veṇī a braid of hair: the name is especially applied to the river at Allahabad, where it receives the Jumuna, and is supposed to receive under ground the Saraswati; it is also that of a village in Bengal, above Hugli.

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

1) Triveṇi (त्रिवेणि):—[=tri-veṇi] [from tri] f. = ṇī, [Uṇādi-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी):—[=tri-veṇī] [from tri] f. ([gana] śivādi) ‘triple-braided’, the place of confluence (Prayāga, now Allāhābād) of the Ganges with the Yamunā (Jumnā) and the subterranean Sarasvatī

3) [v.s. ...] Name of another place.

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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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