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Dyavaprthivi is a Sanskrit dvandva, or compound word, meaning heaven and earth.[1] The term occurs 65 times in the Rig Veda. Dyavaprthivi has mistakenly[citation needed] been labeled a Hindu god who later split into Dyaus, the Sky Father, and Prthivi, the Earth Mother.


  1. ^ Shashi Bhushan Sahai (2010). The Hindu Civilisation. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-81-212-1041-6. Retrieved 15 December 2012.