Ambikeya, aka: Aṃbikeya, Āmbikeya; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Āmbikeya (आम्बिकेय).—One of the seven major mountains in Śākadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 86. It is also known by the name Vibhrājasa. Śākadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Medhātithi, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
1) Aṃbikeya (अंबिकेय).—A hill-citadel of Śākadvīpa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 89.
2a) Āmbikeya (आम्बिकेय).—A place where Hiraṇyākṣa was slain by Vārāha Hari.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 16.
2b) A hill of the Śākadvīpam.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 84; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 62.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ambikeya (अम्बिकेय).—Name of Gaṇeśa, Kārttikeya or Dhṛtarāṣṭra; प्रज्ञाचक्षुस्तप्यमानोऽम्बिकेयः (prajñācakṣustapyamāno'mbikeyaḥ) Mb.3.4.1; more correctly written आम्बिकेय (āmbikeya) q. v.
Derivable forms: ambikeyaḥ (अम्बिकेयः).
See also (synonyms): ambikeyaka.
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Āmbikeya (आम्बिकेय).—[ambikāyā apatyaṃ ḍhak] An epithet of (a) Dhṛtarāṣṭra; न मे तच्च श्रुतवानाम्बिकेयः (na me tacca śrutavānāmbikeyaḥ) Mb.3.5.14. (b) Kārtikeya.
Derivable forms: āmbikeyaḥ (आम्बिकेयः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-yaḥ) 1. Ganesa or Kartikeya both sons of Parvati. 2. A name of D'Hritarashtra. E. ambikā as above; and ḍhak affix, implying family decent.
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(-yaḥ) 1. A name of Dhritarashtra. 2. Also of Kar- Tikeya. E. ambikā the mother of Dhritarashtra or a name of Durga and ḍhak aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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