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1 In Vedic cosmology, either the sky, or synonymous with Indra's heaven (Indraloka). In Purāṇic cosmology it is said to contain the moon, its 28 mansions (nakṣatras), the planets and stars.

2 As svaḥ/svar (‘heaven’) one of the three exclamations (vyāhṛtis) to be pronounced twice daily by orthodox brahmins at the twilight (saṃdhyā) ritual.

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