Ashvavati, Aśvavatī: 2 definitions
Ashvavati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Aśvavatī can be transliterated into English as Asvavati or Ashvavati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Aśvavatī (अश्ववती).—A river. It is believed that if one just thinks about it at daybreak, midday and sunset one will get salvation. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 165, Śloka 25).
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aśvavatī (अश्ववती):—[=aśva-vatī] [from aśva-vat > aśva] f. (tī) Name of a river, [Mahābhārata xiii, 7651]
2) [v.s. ...] of an Apsaras, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
3) Aśvāvatī (अश्वावती):—[=aśvā-vatī] [from aśvā-vat > aśva] f. Name of a river, [Śiva-purāṇa Rev.]
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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