Campavati, Campāvatī: 7 definitions
Campavati 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Champavati.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1b) A R. of the Ketumāla country.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 20.
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: The Vetālapañcaviṃśati
Campāvatī (चम्पावती) is the name of one of the four wifes of Nidhipatidatta, a wealthy merchant and owner of caravans, from the city Puṣkarāvatī, according to the twenty-first story in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati, a Sanskrit work relating the ‘twenty-five stories of a vetāla’. These stories revolve around the Indian King Vikramāditya whose kingdom is threatened by the machinations of a necromancer.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Campāvatī (चम्पावती).—Name of an ancient city on the Ganges, capital of the Aṅgas and identified with the modern Bhagalapur.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Campāvatī (चम्पावती).—[feminine] = campā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Campāvatī (चम्पावती):—[=campā-vatī] [from campā > campa] f. idem, [Vāyu-purāṇa ii, 37, 376; BrahmôttKh. xvi]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Nidhi-pati’s wife, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]
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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Starts with: Campavatipura.
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)