Bahumati, aka: Bāhumatī, Bahu-mati; 3 Definition(s)

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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)

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

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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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
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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
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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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