Apava, Āpava: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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.
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
Āpava (आपव).—An epithet of Vasiṣṭha; तत्ते शापाद्विनिर्मुक्ता आपवस्य महात्मनः (tatte śāpādvinirmuktā āpavasya mahātmanaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.98.23.
Derivable forms: āpavaḥ (आपवः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Apava (अपव).—[, m., Mahāvyutpatti 7903, is doubtless a false reading for ayava, q.v., a high number.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ) A name of Vassishtha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Apavā (अपवा):—[=apa-√vā] -vāti, to exhale, perspire, [Ṛg-veda i, 162, 10,] (Imper. -vātu) to blow off, [Ṛg-veda viii, 18, 10.]
2) Āpava (आपव):—m. Name of Vasiṣṭha, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] (said to be a patron. [from] āpu = Varuṇa ?).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āpava (आपव):—(vaḥ) Name of Vashishtha.
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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.
Apāvā (अपावा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Apāpā.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+84): Apavacana, Apavachana, Apavad, Apavada, Apavadabaliyastca, Apavadaka, Apavadamana, Apavadanyaya, Apavadapratyaya, Apavadasangati, Apavadasthala, Apavadati, Apavadatmaka, Apavadavagu, Apavadavidhi, Apavadavikalpa, Apavadavipratishedha, Apavadh, Apavadi, Apavadika.
Ends with: Adapava, Agrapava, Hastapava, Hatapava, Hiranyapava, Madhyamapava, Malapava, Shirapava, Thangapava, Uparapava.
Full-text: Apavas, Apapa, Apavasa, Hematalavana, Apavatsa, Ayava, Citrabhanu, Vasishtha.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Apava, Āpava, Apavā, Apa-va, Apa-vā, Apāvā; (plurals include: Apavas, Āpavas, Apavās, vas, vās, Apāvās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section XCIX < [Sambhava Parva]
Section XCVIII < [Sambhava Parva]
Section L < [Rajadharmanusasana Parva]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 33 - An Account of Haihayas and Kartavirya < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 11 - The Creation of a lotus After Dissolution < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 30 - Description of Creation < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 29 - The primeval creation < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 70 - Dynasties of Jyāmagha and Vṛṣṇi < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 69 - The birth of Kārttavīrya < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 30 - Lamentation of Reṇukā < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter VII - Production of the mind-born sons of Brahma < [Book I]
Chapter XI - Race of Yadu, An account of Arjuna, the lord of a thousand arms < [Book IV]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)