Carmanvati, Carmaṇvatī: 7 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Charmanvati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Carmaṇvatī (चर्मण्वती).—Name of a river originating from Pāriyātra, 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.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Carmaṇvatī (चर्मण्वती).—A river in north India, now known as river Campā. General. King Śaśabindu, who ruled northern India in olden days once performed a yajña. The skins (carmans) of animals killed in the yajña lay there in a heap like a hill. When rain fell there flowed from the 'skin-hill' a river and it was called Carmaṇvatī. (Devībhāgavata, Prathama Skandha). Other details. (1) River Carmaṇvatī serves Varuṇa in his assembly. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 21).

Once on the bank of this river Sahadeva defeated the son of Jaṃbhaka in fight. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31, Verse 7).

He who bathes in this river will get the same result as from the Agniṣṭoma yajña. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 82, Verse 54).

Carmaṇvatī is one of the rivers responsible for the origin of Agni. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 222, Verse 23). (See full article at Story of Carmaṇvatī from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Carmaṇvatī (चर्मण्वती).—(River) a mahānadi in Bhāratavarṣa, from the Pāriyātra hill; sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 28; Matsya-purāṇa 22. 30; 163. 62; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 98; 108. 81.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Carmaṇvatī (चर्मण्वती) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.28.7). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Carmaṇvatī) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Carmaṇvatī (चर्मण्वती).—Name of a river flowing into the Gaṅgā, the modern Chambal.

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

1) Carmaṇvatī (चर्मण्वती):—[=carmaṇ-vatī] [from carmaṇ-vat > carma] f. Musa sapientum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] ([Pāṇini 8-2, 12]) Name of a river (flowing through Bundelkhand into the Ganges, the modern Chambal), [Mahābhārata] (on the origin of the Name [vii, 2360; xii, 1016; xiii, 3351]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 19.]

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

Carmaṇvatī (चर्मण्वती):—[carma-ṇvatī] (tī) 3. f. The Chambal river; the plantain tree.

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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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