Bhadravati, Bhadravatī, Bhadrāvatī: 4 definitions
Bhadravati 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Bhadravatī (भद्रवती).—(River) a branch of the Ganges.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 56. 52.
1b) Wife of Purūdvata (Purudvān-vā. p.).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 47; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 47.
1c) A daughter of Jāmbavatī and Kṛṣṇa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 250.
2) Bhadrāvatī (भद्रावती).—A daughter of Jāmbavatī.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 241.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Bhadravatī (भद्रवती) is the name of a female elephant given to Vāsavadattā by her father, king Caṇḍamahāsena, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 13. Āṣāḍhaka is the name of the driver of the elephant who helped Udayana and Yaugandharāyaṇa escape from king Caṇḍamahāsena, together with Vasantaka, Vāsavadattā and Kāñcanamālā. Eventually it was revealed that the elephant Bhadravatī was actually a cursed vidyādhara named Māyāvatī.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhadravatī, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhadravatī (भद्रवती).—f. (-tī) A tree, (Gmelina arborea.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhadravatī (भद्रवती):—[=bhadra-vatī] [from bhadra-vat > bhadra > bhand] f. a wanton woman, courtezan, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Gmelina Arborea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a wife of Madhu, [ib.]
5) [v.s. ...] of a female elephant, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
6) Bhadrāvatī (भद्रावती):—[=bhadrā-vatī] [from bhadra > bhand] (for dra-v?) f. a species of tree (= kaṭphala), [Kauśika-sūtra]
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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 56 - The descent of Gaṅgā < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 70 - Dynasties of Jyāmagha and Vṛṣṇi < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 71 - The Vṛṣṇi dynasty (vaṃśa) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 104 - Krishna’s Children < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 36 - Kraushthu’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 49 - Mohinī Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 41 - Putradā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)