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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Divyabhāva literally means ‘divine disposition’.

Roots of Divyabhāva[edit]

The tantras are the scriptures of the Śakti-cult. They categorize the sādhakas or spiritual aspirants into three groups according to their bhāvas or dispositions. They are:


Characteristics of Divyabhāva Followers[edit]

  • The sādhakas with the divyabhāva are highly sāttvik by nature.
  • They keep themselves meticulously clean, wear clean clothes and the the rudrākṣa beads.
  • They display religious marks like Tripuṇḍra, Bhasma, Vibhuti.
  • They perform their religious rites like sandhyā, japa and pujā with faith and devotion.
  • They are well-versed in the Vedas and the scriptures of their cults.
  • They always speak the truth and keep the highest standards of morality and ethics.
  • They constantly strive for the attainment of devatābhāva or divine identity.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore