Bhimarathi, Bhīmarathi, Bhīmarathī, Bhima-rathi: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

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

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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 (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhimarathi in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

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: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

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: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी).—(BHĪMĀ). A river in the South extolled in the purāṇas. Sins of those who bathe in this river will vanish. On its shore is a sacred place called Paṇḍharapura. (Vana Parva, Chapter 88, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी) refers to the name of a River or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.86.3). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhīmarathī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bhimarathi in Kavya glossary
Source: Google Books: Indian Kavya Literature

Bhīmarathī is the Sanskrit name of a river.—Svayambhū says that the river Bhīmarahi (Bhīmarathī or Bhīmā, a tributary of the Kṛṣṇā) was a “stream of ambrosia” for the Seuṇadesa, indicating that this river flowed through it.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी) is an important river whose water (jala) qualities are described in the Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Different types of water (jala) and their properties are mentioned here [viz., in jala-prakaraṇa]. The text explains the qualities of the water of certain important rivers like [viz., Bhīmarathī].

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

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

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhimarathi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी).—

1) Name of the 7th night in the 7th month of the 77th year of a man's life (said to be a very dangerous period); (saptasaptatitame varṣe saptame māsi saptamī | rātrirbhīmarathī nāma narāṇāmatidustarā).

2) Name of a river in the Himālayas.

Bhīmarathī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhīma and rathī (रथी).

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

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी).—f. (-thī) 1. A particular night, supposed to be the ordinary period of human life; seventh night, in the seventh month, of the seventy-seventh year; a person after this period exempt from all religious or specific observances. 2. The name of a river in the Himalaya mountains. E. bhīma formidable, ratha a car.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी):—[=bhīma-rathī] [from bhīma-ratha > bhīma > bhī] f. Name of a river in the Himālaya mountains, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa; Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] ([probably] for -rātrī or Prākṛt -rattī) ‘the fearful night’, Name of the 7th night in the 7th month of the 77th year of life (supposed to be the ordinary period of life after which a person is in his dotage and exempt from religious duties; cf. kāla-rātrī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhīmarathī (भीमरथी):—[bhīma-rathī] (thī) 3. f. A particular night, the 7th of the 7th month of the 77th year of life; a river.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhimarathi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhīmarathi (ಭೀಮರಥಿ):—

1) [noun] name of a river in South India, flowing through Mahāraṣṭra and northern Karnāṭaka and joins the river Křṣṇā.

2) [noun] the night of the seventh day of the seventh month of seventy seventh year in one’s life, considered to be very inauspicious.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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