Ambarisha, Ambariṣa, Ambarīṣa, Aṃbarīṣa: 18 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Ambariṣa and Ambarīṣa and Aṃbarīṣa can be transliterated into English as Ambarisa or Ambarisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Hands of Famous Emperors.—Ambariṣa: the Kartarī hand.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ambarisha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष):—Son of Nābhāga (son of Nabhaga). Ambarīṣa was an exalted devotee, celebrated for his great merits. He was ruler of the entire world, consisting of seven islands. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.4.13)

He had three sons, named Virūpa, Ketumān and Śambhu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.1)

2) Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष):—One of the three sons of Māndhātā (son of Yuvanāśva) and Bindumatī (daughter of Śaśabindu). He had a son who was called Yauvanāśva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.38,9.7.1)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष).—A King of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. Genealogy and Birth. From Viṣṇu was born in the following order: Brahmā-Marīci-Kaśyapa.-Vivasvān-Vaivasvatamanu-Ikṣvāku-Vikukṣi-Śaśāda-Purañjaya-Kukutstha-Anenas-Pṛthulāśva-Prasenajit-Yuvanāśva-Māndhātā-Ambarīṣa. Māndhātā had three sons: Ambarīṣa, Mucukunda and Purukutsa and fifty daughters. The Muni (Sage) Saubhari married the daughters. (See full article at Story of Ambarīṣa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष).—When Balabhadrarāma entered the lower world (Pātāla) after death, among the Nāgas who welcomed him, there was one called "Ambarīṣa". (Mahābhārata, Mausala Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 16).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Aṃbarīṣa (अंबरीष).—The son of Nābhāga. A devotee of Hari. The curse of Durvāsas proved ineffective in his case. Though lord of seven continents, Ambarīṣa knew that glory was perishable. He devoted himself to the service of Hari, and got to know the power of His yoga. A saintly king. Performed the aśvamedha in a desert region so as to compel R. Sarasvati flow back towards it. Pleased with him, Hari presented his cakra to him. He observed the dvādasī vrata, for a year at the end of which he gave gifts to Brāhmaṇas and was preparing to feed them. There then came Durvāsas who agreed to be fed. He went to the Yamunā for bath and was engaged in contemplating on Brahman. The time for breakfast came and the sage did not return. So the king broke his fast with only water and waited food expecting the sage's arrival. The sage on his return found that the king had broken his fast, and grew angry and created a flaming goddess to attack him. Hari's cakra burnt her, turned towards the sage who ran everywhere and to the trimūrtis in vain.1 Advised by Hari, the sage apologised to the king who prayed to the cakra and set the sage at liberty. The king who had not taken food requested him to accept his hospitality which Durvāsas gladly did. Blessing the king, the sage went back to Brahmaloka. Later the king bestowed his kingdom on his sons and retired to the forest for a life of penance and prayer.2 Had three sons Virūpa and others.3 A mantrakṛt who made the 16 great gifts.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 4. 13-71; II. 7. 44; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 34. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 171.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 5 (whole).
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 6, 170-172; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 6, 7; 4. 36.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 12. 20, 45; 145. 102; 274. 11.

1b) A son of Māndhātṛ and Bindumatī. Adopted by his grandfather. Father of Yuvanāśva. (not the Yuvanāśva, father of Māndhātṛ).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 38; 7. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 72; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 72; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 67; 3. 2.

1c) An Aṅgirasa and mantrakṛt.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 108; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 99.

1d) A kādraveya nāga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 36; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 73.

1e) A son of Pulaha and Kṣamā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 26.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.116.65, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ambarīṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष) refers to one of the two sons of Marīci and Kṣamā: one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa. Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. [...] [Kṣamā was given to Pulaha.]. [...] Pulaha and Kṣamā had two sons—Kardama and Ambarīṣa.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Ambarīśa (अम्बरीश) is the name of an ancient king having performed the pacificatory ritual described chapter 47 of the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[This rite] should be employed by utterly glorious Sovereigns when they are in distress—[...] Ambarīśa, Śuka, Alarka, Māndhātṛ, Purūravas, Rājoparicara, Dhundhu, Śibi and Śrutakīrtana—those Kings of old attained Universal Sovereignty after performing this. They became free of diseases and free of enemies. Their fame was widely spread and blameless”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Ambarisha in Jainism glossary
Source: Tessitori Collection I

Aṃbarīṣa (अंबरीष) refers to one of the  fifteen Paramādhārmīs causing suffering in the hells (naraka), according to Rājasoma’s “Naraka ko coḍhālyo”, which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—No name of any source is given in the text but the three stages followed in the exposition correspond closely to those found in a handbook such as Nemicandrasūri’s Pravacanasāroddhāra, [e.g.,] 3) sufferings inflicted by the fifteen Paramādhārmīs [e.g., Aṃbarīṣa]. [...] These gods (here Sūra or Deva) form a sub-class of the Asurakumāras and perform their tasks in the first, second and third hells.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ambarisha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष).—[In some senses ambarīṣaḥ also; °ṣaḥ only by Uṇādi-sūtra 4.29. klībembarīṣaṃ bhrāṣṭro nā Ak.]

1) A frying-pan.

2) 'अम्बरीषो भवेद् भ्राष्ट्र (ambarīṣo bhaved bhrāṣṭra)' इति विश्वः । अम्बरीषोपमम् दीप्तं विधूम इव पावकः (iti viśvaḥ | ambarīṣopamam dīptaṃ vidhūma iva pāvakaḥ) Rām.4.67.7.

2) Regret, remorse.

3) War, battle.

4) One of the hells (Jaina.)

5) A young animal, colt.

6) The sun. Rām 5.

7) The hog-plum plant (āmrātakam, Mar. aṃbāḍā)

8) Name of Viṣṇu.

9) Name of Śiva.

1) Name of a king of the solar race who was celebrated as a worshipper of Viṣṇu.

11) Name of a Vedic king and seer; Ṛgveda 1.1.17.

Derivable forms: ambarīṣam (अम्बरीषम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ambariṣa (अम्बरिष).—mn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣaṃ) A frying pan. See the next.

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Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष).—mn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣaṃ) 1. A frying pan. 2. War, battle. m.

(-ṣaḥ) 1. A name of Siva. 2. Also of Vishnu. 3. A young animal. a colt, a boy. 4. The name of a king of the solar race, celebrated as a worshipper of Vishnu. 5. A division of hell. 6. The sun. 7. Repentance. 8. A tree, (Spondias mangifera.) E. abi to sound, and īṣan Unadi affix, but irregularly formed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष).—[masculine] [neuter] a frying-pan; [masculine] a man’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष):—mn. a frying pan, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā v], [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) m. Name of a hell, [Jaina literature]

3) remorse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) war, battle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) a young animal, colt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) the sun, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 3, 5], sky, atmosphere [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra]

7) the hog-plum plant (Spondias Magnifera), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Name of a Rājarṣi (son of the king Vṛṣagir, and composer of the hymns, [Ṛg-veda i, 100 and ix, 98]), [Ṛg-veda i, 100, 17], of a descendant of Manu Vaivasvata and son of Nābhāga (celebrated for his devotion to Viṣṇu), [Mahābhārata etc.] Name of a Rājarṣi (descendant of Sagara and ancestor of Daśaratha), [Rāmāyaṇa]

9) Name of a son of the patriarch Pulaha, [Vāyu-purāṇa] etc.

10) Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) of Gaṇeśa, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष):—[amba-rīṣa] (ṣaḥ-ṣaṃ) 1. m. n. Fryingpan; war. m. Shiva; Vishnu; a colt; name of a king; a hell.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ambarīṣa (अम्बरीष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃbarisa.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ambarisha in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Aṃbarisa (अंबरिस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ambarīṣa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ambarisha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃbarīṣa (ಅಂಬರೀಷ):—

1) [noun] a hollow type frying pan.

2) [noun] name of a mythological king of the solar dynasty.

3) [noun] Viṣṇu.

4) [noun] Śiva.

5) [noun] the sun.

6) [noun] a feeling caused by compunction for having done something wrong or not having done something; regret; remorse.

7) [noun] (jain.) one of the hells.

8) [noun] a state of conflict; a war.

9) [noun] the young of any animal.

10) [noun] the tree Spondias pinnata of Anacardiaceae family.

11) [noun] its plum; Indian hog-plum.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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