Aryavartta, Āryāvartta: 7 definitions


Aryavartta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Āryāvartta (आर्यावर्त्त) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It is the northern part of India lying between the Himālayas in the north and the Vindhya Range in the South; it lying between the Eastern and western oceans.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Aryavartta in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Āryāvartta (आर्यावर्त्त) [=Āryāvarta] refers to an ancient kingdom or tribe of people, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Mars should be eclipsed by Rāhu [—the eclipsed or eclipsing lunar or solar disc as the case may be], the people of Āvanti, those living on the banks of the Kāverī and the Narmada and haughty princes will be afflicted with miseries. [...] If Jupiter should be so eclipsed, learned men, kings, ministers, elephants and horses will perish and persons living on the banks of the Indus and in the northern countries will suffer calamities. If Venus should be so eclipsed, the people of Dāśeraka, of Kaikaya, of Yaudheya and of Āryāvarta and the Śibīs will suffer; women and ministers will be afflicted with miseries”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aryavartta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āryāvartta (आर्यावर्त्त).—m S The holy land; the country extending from the eastern to the western sea, and bounded on the north and south by the Himalaya and Windhya mountains.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āryāvartta (आर्यावर्त्त).—m The holy land. The land of the Aryas.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aryavartta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āryāvartta (आर्यावर्त्त) or Āryyāvartta.—m.

(-rttaḥ) The holy land, the country extending from the eastern to the western sea, and bounded on the north and south, by the Himalya and Vind'hya mountains. E. ārya venerable, āvartta abode.

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

Āryāvartta (आर्यावर्त्त):—[āryā+vartta] (rttaḥ) m. The holy land of India, bounded by the Himālaya and Vindhya mountains.

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

Āryāvartta (आर्यावर्त्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āyavatta.

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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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