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is a Sanskrit
Sanskrit , is a historical Indo-Aryan language and the primary liturgical language of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.Buddhism: besides Pali, see Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Today, it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand...
A dvandva or twin or Siamese compound refers to one or more objects that could be connected in sense by the conjunction 'and', where the objects refer to the parts of an agglomeration described by the compound...
, or compound word, meaning heaven
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. The term occurs 65 times in the Rig Veda. Dyavaprthivi has mistakenly been labeled a Hindu
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god who later split into Dyaus, the Sky Father, and Prthivi, the Earth Mother.