Carumati, aka: Cārumati, Cārumatī; 3 Definition(s)


Carumati 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 Charumati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Cārumatī (चारुमती).—(See Cārugupta).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Cārumati (चारुमति).—A daughter of Rukminī and Kṛṣṇa; wife of Balin, son of Kṛtavarman.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 24; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 246; Matsya-purāṇa 47. 16; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 238; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 28. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Cārumati (चारुमति) is the name of a parrot (śuka) and warder of Hemaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 72. Accordingly, as king Vinītamati said to Somaśūra: “... he [the parrot Hemaprabha] remembered his former state and was a teacher of virtue. He had for warder a parrot named Cārumati, who was a fool enslaved to his passions”.

The story of Cārumati was narrated by Vinītamati in order to teach Somaśūra the doctrine of the perfection of chastity (śīlapāramita) as known in the Buddhist doctrine with the object of dissuading Somaśūra from ignorance (ajñāna).

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Cārumati, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Pūtanā (पूतना).—f. (-nā) 1. Yellow myrobalan, (Terminalia chebula.) 2. The name of a female dem...
Bali (बलि) refers to “ritual food offering for protective deities” and represents one of the va...
Rukmiṇī (रुक्मिणी).—The chief queen of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Birth. From the following Purāṇic statements,...
Balin (बलिन्).—mfn. (-lī-linī-li) Strong, stout, robust. m. (-lī) 1. A camel. 2. A buffalo. 3. ...
Kṛtavarman (कृतवर्मन्).—m. Name of a warrior on the side of the Kauravas who with Kṛpa and Aśva...
Cārugupta (चारुगुप्त).—m. (-ptaḥ) A son of Krishna. E. cāru and gupta preserved.

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