Bahumati, aka: Bāhumatī, Bahu-mati; 4 Definition(s)


Bahumati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Bahumati in Theravada glossary... « previous · [B] · next »

A holy river where men bathe in order to expiate their sins. M.i.39; MA.i.145.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Discover the meaning of bahumati in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geogprahy

Bāhumatī (बाहुमती) and Bāhukā are rivers situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—In the Majjhima Nikāya we are told that while Bāhukā, Sundarikā, Sarasvatī and Bāhumatī were rivers, Gayā and Payāga were tīrthas only, or ghats on the Ganges. As regards Bāhumatī, an identification may be suggested with Bāgmatī, a sacred river of the Buddhists in Nepal. Bāgmatī is called Bachmati as it was created by the Buddha Krakucchanda by word of mouth during his visit of Nepal.

Its [Bāhukā/Bāhumatī ?] junction with the rivers Maradārika, Manisrohi, Rājamañjari, Ratnāvalī, Chārumatī, Prabhāvatī, and Triveṇī form the tīrthas called Śānta, Śaṅkara, Rājamañjari, Pramodā, Sulakeshaṇa, Jayā and Gokarṇa respectively (cf., Svayambhū Purāṇa and Varāhapurāṇa).

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Discover the meaning of bahumati in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahumati in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [B] · next »

Bahumati (बहुमति).—f. great value or estimation; कान्तानां बहुमतिमाययुः पयोदाः (kāntānāṃ bahumatimāyayuḥ payodāḥ) Ki.7. 15.

Derivable forms: bahumatiḥ (बहुमतिः).

Bahumati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and mati (मति). See also (synonyms): bahīmati.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahumati (बहुमति).—f.

(-tiḥ) Value, estimation, prizing or preferring. E. bahu, and mati mind.

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

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.

Discover the meaning of bahumati in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 747 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Bāhu (बाहु, “arm ”) refers to one of the nine “minor limbs” (pratyaṅga), which represents a div...
Sumati (सुमति).—m. (-tiḥ) 1. The fifth Jina or Jaina teacher of the present era. 2. One of the ...
Mati (मति).—(1) n. of a prince, son of the Buddha Candra-sūryapradīpa: SP 19.2; (2) n. of a br...
Subāhu (सुबाहु) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as ...
Bahurūpa (बहुरूप).—mfn. (-paḥ-pī-paṃ) Multiform. m. (-paḥ) 1. Resin. 2. Siva. 3. Vishnu. 4. Lov...
Bāhudā (बाहुदा).—A holy bath. If one stays in this place for a night in celibacy and fast, one ...
Bahuvidha (बहुविध).—A king of the family of Aṅga. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 277).
Mahāmati (महामति) is the son of Sumati, minister (mantrin) of king Mahendrāditya from Avanti, a...
1) Dīrghabāhu (दीर्घबाहु).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Bhīmasena killed him in Bhār...
1) Vīrabāhu (वीरबाहु).—A brother of Subrahmaṇya. It is stated in Skanda Purāṇa, that this Vīrab...
Bahuśruta (बहुश्रुत).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Well-taught, learned. 2. Acquainted with the Vedas....
Bahumata (बहुमत).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Thought much of, respected, considered. 2. Having many ...
Bahuvacana (बहुवचन).—the plural number (in gram.); द्व्यैकयोर्द्विवचनैकवचने, बहुषु बहुवचनम् (dv...
Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती) is the name of an ancient city, as well as the river running besides it, as...
Bahuvrīhi (बहुव्रीहि).—a. possessing much rice; तत्पुरुष कर्मधारय येनाहं स्यां बहुव्रीहिः (tatp...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: