Apava, aka: Āpava; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


1a) Āpava (आपव).—(Vasiṣṭha)—a sage of the time of second Sāvarṇa Manu.1 Finding his hermit destroyed by Kārtavīrya's fire, cursed that he would be slain by Paraśurāma.2 Resident of Hematālavanam.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 70.
  • 2) Ib. III. 69. 44-5; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 1. 12-14.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 43. 41.

1b) The son of Varuṇa; cursed Kārtavīryārjuna who allowed his tapovana to be consumed by Citrabhānu; for ages past he was performing penance at the place, living on water.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 43; 95. 11-13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āpava (आपव).—An epithet of Vasiṣṭha; तत्ते शापाद्विनिर्मुक्ता आपवस्य महात्मनः (tatte śāpādvinirmuktā āpavasya mahātmanaḥ) Mb.1.98.23.

Derivable forms: āpavaḥ (आपवः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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