Saptaswara devata: Dha
That melodic tone which is
related to ‘dheevaan’—one
who has a sharp intellect.
It may relate to a dheevan in his
capacity of being able to bring out
the characteristic of the melody of
the swara or in his capacity of being
able to understand and appreciate the
nuance of the sound of this swara.
Thus is the etymology of the term
‘dhaivata’ elucidated by Kallinatha
in his commentary to the Sangeeta