Triveni, aka: Triveṇī, Triveṇi, Tri-veni; 8 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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.Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
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.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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).
General definition (in Hinduism)
Triveṇī (त्रिवेणी).—The confluence of the three sacred rivers Ganges, Yamunā and Sarasvatī at Prayāga.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
India history and geogprahy
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.Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
trivēṇī (त्रिवेणी).—f A name of the Ganges. A triple plaited vēṇī.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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