Carumati, Cārumati, Cārumatī: 3 definitions

Introduction

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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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cārumatī (चारुमती).—(See Cārugupta).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

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.

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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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