Kanva (Sanskrit: कण्व káṇva) was an ancient Hindurishi, to whom some of the hymns of the Rig Veda are ascribed. He was called a son of Ghora and one of the Angirasas. He is sometimes included in the list of the seven sages (the Saptarishis).
Kanva is also the name of a founder of a Vedic shakha,
Kanva is also the name of several princes and founders of dynasties and several authors.
The Kanvas are the descendants of king Vasudeva Kanva (1st century BCE).
The Kanvas are also a class of evil spirits, against whom hymn 2.25 of the Atharva Veda is used as a charm.
The kanva was a great rishi in treta yug. He was the founder of Mahrshi kanva ashrama.
Maharshi Kanva Ashram is located in a well-grown village called "Kanalda". KANALDA is 12 km north of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra, India. More details can be found on http://www.maharshikanvaashram.com/
Kanav is a title associated with Kanav rishi who were the chancellor or overall in-charge of karnavashram, where 10,000 or more students used to study. The place Karnavashram is located on the banks of river Malini near a town Kotdwara about 200km west of Delhi in the state of Uttrakhand. One of the Kanav is the froster father of Shakuntala whose son Bharat ruled the Indian subcontinent and after whose name this nation is called "Bharat Varsha" presently referred to as India by western nations.