Barhishmati, Barhiṣmatī: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Barhiṣmatī can be transliterated into English as Barhismati or Barhishmati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Barhishmati in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Barhiṣmatī (बर्हिष्मती).—Wife of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu and brother of Uttānapāda. She was the daughter of Viśvakarmaprajāpati. Priyavrata married another daughter of his named Surūpā. Surūpā delivered ten sons and a daughter. They were: Agnīdhra, Idhmajihva, Yajñabāhu, Mahāvīra, Rukmaśukra, Ghṛtapṛṣṭha, Savana, Madhātithi, Vītihotra, Kavi and a daughter Ūrjjasvatī. Priyavrata got of his wife Barhiṣmatī three sons, Uttama, Tamasa and Raivata. These sons became in due course the Manvantarādhipatis. (Aṣṭama Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Barhiṣmatī (बर्हिष्मती).—The capital of Brahmāvarta and of Svāyambhuva Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 22. 29.

1b) A daughter of Viśvakarma and queen of Priyavrata.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 1. 24.
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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Barhishmati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Barhiṣmatī (बर्हिष्मती):—[=barhiṣ-matī] [from barhiṣ-mat > barhiṣ > barha] f. (atī) Name of a wife of Priya-vrata and daughter of Viśvakarman, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a city in Brahmāvarta, [ib.]

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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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