Amshumat, Aṃśumat: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Aṃśumat can be transliterated into English as Amsumat or Amshumat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Amshumat in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्).—Son of Asamañja(sa)(s), devoted to grandfather Sagara.1 Went in search of the consecrated horse of Sagara, met Kapila and belauded his greatness.2 Pleased with him, Kapila sent back the horse, adding that the Sāgaras would obtain release by the waters of the Ganges.3 Succeeded Sagara as king.4 Was engaged in penance to get the Gaṅgā for the liberation of his uncles. Before he could achieve this, he died. His son was Dilīpa.5 Anointing him, Aṃśumat retired to the forest.

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 8. 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 51. 51; 52. 1; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 43; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 166; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 7-32.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 8. 19. 27; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 54. 17 and 51.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 8. 28-29; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 56. 29.
  • 4) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 8. 28, 31.
  • 5) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 9. 1-2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 56. 30; 63. 165; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 34.

1b) One of the Yādavas deputed to go with Kṛṣṇa's sacrificial horse with a view to its protection.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 89. 22[3].

1c) An Āditya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 4.

1d) The son of Pañcajana; married Yaśodā, mindborn daughter of Haviṣmanta Pitṛs: Father of Dilīpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 15. 18.

1e) A son of Kauśika: in previous births born as Cakravāka in Mānasa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 20. 18.

1f) A horse of the moon's chariot.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 126. 52.
Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (purāṇa)

Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्) is the son of Sagara, who, after his education at the āśrama of the sage Cyavana, with the might of his own arm conquers back the lost kingdom of his ancestors and becomes the king of Ayodhyā. He prays to Śiva to bless him with children. According to the blessings of Śiva, the king begot one son named Aṃśumat from his first wife and sixty thousand from the other. From Aṃśumat was born Dilīpa whose son is Bhagīratha, worthy son of a worthy father.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्) (cf. Viṣṇupurāṇa chapter IV.4) is another name for Aṃśumān: the son of Sagara and grandson of Bāhu, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the Saurapurāṇa.—Accordingly, [...] Kuruka was born to Vijaya. Vṛka was born of Kuruka, and from Vṛka was born Bāhu. The illustrious king Sagara was the son of Bāhu and Aṃśumān was born from Sagara. Dilipa was the Son of Aṃśumān (or Aṃśumat in the Viṣṇupurāṇa) and Bhagiratha was born from Dilipa (Dilīpa?).

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्) or Aṃśumadāgama refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (e.g., aṃśumat).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्).—a. [aṃśu-astyarthe matup]

1) Luminous, radiant; ज्योतिषां रविरंशुमान् (jyotiṣāṃ raviraṃśumān) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.21.

2) Pointed.

3) Fibrous, abounding in filaments (Ved.) -m.mān)

1) The sun; वालखिल्यैरिवांशुमान् (vālakhilyairivāṃśumān) R.15.1; अंशुमानिव तन्वभ्रपटलच्छन्नविग्रहः (aṃśumāniva tanvabhrapaṭalacchannavigrahaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 11.6; जलाधारेष्विवांशुमान् (jalādhāreṣvivāṃśumān) Y.3.144; rarely the moon also; ततः स मध्यंगतमंशुमन्तं (tataḥ sa madhyaṃgatamaṃśumantaṃ) Rām.5.5.1.

2) Name of the grandson of Sagara, son of Asamañjasa and father of Dilīpa.

3) Name of a mountain; °मत्फला (matphalā) Name of a plant, कदली (kadalī) Musa sapientum or Paradisiaca.

-tī 1 Name of a plant सालपर्णी (sālaparṇī) (Mar. ḍavalā, sālavaṇa) Desmodium Gangeticum.

2) Name of the river Yamunā.

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

Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्).—mfn. (-māna-matī-mat) 1. Radiant, luminous. 2. Acuminated, pointed. m. (-mān) 1. The sun. 2. A prince of the solar race, son of Asamanjas, grandson of Sagara. (-tī) A plant, (Hedysarum Gangeticum.) E. aṃśu and matup poss. aff.

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

1) Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्):—[=aṃśu-mat] [from aṃśu] mfn. fibrous, rich in filaments

2) [v.s. ...] rich in Soma plants or Soma juice

3) [v.s. ...] radiant, luminous

4) [v.s. ...] pointed

5) [v.s. ...] m. the sun, the moon

6) [v.s. ...] Name of various persons, especially of a prince of the solar race, son of A-samañjas, grandson of Sagara

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

Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्):—I. m. f. n. (-mān-matī-mat)

1) Radiant, luminous.

2) Having small filaments.

3) Acuminated, pointed. Ii. m.

(-mān) 1) The sun.

2) A species of the Soma plant.

3) A prince of the solar race, son of Asamanjas, grandson of Sāgara and father of Dilīpa.

4) A descendant of Kratha.

5) A Ṛṣi.—f.

(-matī) 1) A name of the celestial river Yamunā.

2) A plant (Hedysarum Gangeticum). E. aṃśu, taddh. aff. matup.

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

Aṃśumat (अंशुमत्):—(mān) 1. m. The sun.

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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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