Brahmavarta, Brahmāvarta, Brahman-avarta, Brahman-varta, Brahma-avarta: 10 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Brahmavarta in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Brahmāvarta (ब्रह्मावर्त).—(c) a kingdom;1 the land of Parīkṣit where dharma and satya were practised and yajñas performed;2 residence of Svāyambhuva Manu, to which he returned after the marriage of his daughter;3 the land of Manus as also of Pṛthu; the place where the R. Sarasvati flows eastward;4 visited by Ṛṣabha.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 10. 34.
  • 2) Ib. I. 17. 33.
  • 3) Ib. III. 21. 25; 22. 26.
  • 4) Ib. IV. 19. 1.
  • 5) Ib. V. 4. 19; 5. 28.

1b) A son of Ṛṣabha and Jayantī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 10.

1c) A tīrtha sacred to the Pitṛs; near the Dhārātīrtha on the Narmadā; here Brahmā resides always.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 69; 190. 7-8; 191. 70.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Brahmāvarta (ब्रह्मावर्त) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.82.38). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Brahma-āvarta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Brahmāvarta (ब्रह्मावर्त) is another name for Kurukṣetra, one of the Tīrthas (holy places) mentioned in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—According to Vamanapurāṇa (2.24-25, 27, 33) when king Kuru, the son of Saṃvaraṇa ploughed the land there with the help of a golden plough, it was known by the name of Kurukṣetra. Nāradīyapurāṇa (II.64.6-7) speaks of Kurukṣetra as Brahmāvarta which lies in between the rivers Sarasvatī and Dṛṣadvatī. [...] In the introductory verse of the Bhagavadgītā it is called Dharmakṣetra.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Brahmāvarta (ब्रह्मावर्त).—Name of the tract between the rivers Sarasvatī and Dṛṣavatī (northwest of Hastināpura); सरस्वतीदृषद्वत्योर्देवनद्योर्यदन्तरम् । तं देवनिर्मितं देशं ब्रह्मावर्तं प्रचक्षते (sarasvatīdṛṣadvatyordevanadyoryadantaram | taṃ devanirmitaṃ deśaṃ brahmāvartaṃ pracakṣate) Ms.2.17,19; Me.5.

Derivable forms: brahmāvartaḥ (ब्रह्मावर्तः).

Brahmāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and āvarta (आवर्त).

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Brahmavarta (ब्रह्मवर्त).—see ब्रह्मावर्त (brahmāvarta).

Derivable forms: brahmavartaḥ (ब्रह्मवर्तः).

Brahmavarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and varta (वर्त).

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

Brahmāvarta (ब्रह्मावर्त).—m. the country between the rivers Sarasvatī and Dṛ- ṣadvatī, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 17. Rājāvarta, i. e.

Brahmāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and āvarta (आवर्त).

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

Brahmāvarta (ब्रह्मावर्त).—[masculine] the holy land (between Sarasvatī and Dṛṣadvatī).

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

1) Brahmavarta (ब्रह्मवर्त):—[=brahma-varta] [from brahma > brahman] m. = māvarta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Brahmāvarta (ब्रह्मावर्त):—[from brahma > brahman] m. ‘the holy land’, Name of the country situated between the rivers Sarasvatī and Dṛṣadvatī to the N.W. of Hastinā-pura, [Manu-smṛti ii, 17; 19; Atharva-veda.Pariś.] etc. ([Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 209])

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata] (also -tīrtha n., [Catalogue(s)])

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ṛṣabha, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Brahmavarta in German

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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»] — Brahmavarta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmāvarta (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾವರ್ತ):—[noun] the old name for the region between the rivers Sarasvati and Dřṣadvatī, in the northern part of India.

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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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