Bhimarathi, aka: Bhīmarathi, Bhīmarathī, Bhima-rathi; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

One of the Hands of the Famous Rivers.—Bhīmarathi, the Arāla hand. Also see: Vyāvṛttacāpaveṣṭitau.

(Source): The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).


Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी).—Name of a river originating from Sahya, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.

Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी):—This river is mentioned in the Vāyu-purāṇa with Godāvarī and Kṛṣṇā as flowing from the Sahya mountain and thus is the same as the modern Bhīmā river. Varāhamihira mentions the same river by the name Bhīmarathā.

(Source): Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी).—A river in the Sahya hill in Dakṣiṇāpatha;1 in Bhāratavarṣa; visited by Balarāma from the Sahya hill;2 sacred to the Pitṛs.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 104; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 12.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; X. 79. 12; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 34.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 22. 45; 114. 29.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

India history and geogprahy

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी) or Bhaimarathī.—It is modem Bhīma, the main tributary of the Krishna. The river figures prominently in the Purāṇas as a Sahya river, which appears to flow in the north-westem portion of the district of Poona, from which place, it takes a south-easterly course and flows into the Krishna, north of the district of Raichur.

(Source): Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी) is the name of a river found witin Triliṅga: an ancient Sanskrit name of the Andhra country, accoriding to verses on the Annavarappāḍu plates of Kāṭaya Vema Reḍḍi. The Reḍḍis (Reddy) were an ancient Telugu dynasty from the 14th century who brought about a golden age of the Andhra country. According to the plates, their captial was named Addaṅki (Addaṃki) which resembled Heaven (Amarāvatī) by the beauty of its horses, the donors and the women. King Vema, son of Anna-bhūpati of the Paṇṭa family, can be identified with Anavema of the inscription at Śrīśaila.

(Source): Epigraphia Indica Vol. 36: Tenali plates of eastern Chālukya Vijayāditya I grant
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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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