Brahmavartta, aka: Brahmāvartta; 2 Definition(s)


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Brahmāvartta (ब्रह्मावर्त्त).—A holy place situated in Kurukṣetra. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Stanza 53, that he who takes a bath in this holy place will go to the world of Brahmā. Manusmṛti, Chapter 2, Stanza 17, refers to this Brahmāvartta. Manu says as follows:

"sarasvatīdṛṣadvatyordevanadyoryadantaram / taddevanirmitaṃ deśaṃ brahmāvarttaṃ pracakṣate //"

"The place between the two rivers Sarasvatī and Dṛṣadvatī is called Brahmāvartta, which was made by the devas."

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Brahmavartta (ब्रह्मवर्त्त).—m.

(-rttaḥ) A district of western India; also brahmāvartta. E. brahma a Brahman, and vṛt to abide, aff. ac .

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Brahmāvartta (ब्रह्मावर्त्त).—m.

(-rttaḥ) The country to the north-west of Delhi, lying between the rivers Saraswati and Drishadwati. E. brahma a Brahman āvartta abode.

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