Drishadvati, Dṛṣadvatī, Drishad-vati: 8 definitions

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Drishadvati 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.

The Sanskrit term Dṛṣadvatī can be transliterated into English as Drsadvati or Drishadvati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Dṛṣadvatī (दृषद्वती).—Name of a river originating from Himālaya, 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dṛṣadvatī (दृषद्वती).—A river to the south of Kurukṣetra. During their exile in the forest the Pāṇḍavas drank water from it. (Vana Parva, Chapter 5, Verse 2). It was on the delta of this river that Śiva imparted advice to Yudhiṣṭhira. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 78, Verse 15). Living on the northern bank of this river is equal to living in Svarga. (Vana Parva, Chapter 88). To perform bali and other rites for the souls of the dead after bathing in the river is as efficacious as performing the Agniṣṭoma Yajña. (Vana Parva, Chapter 88).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dṛṣadvatī (दृषद्वती).—A river from the Himālayas in Bhāratavarṣa, Kṛṣṇa crossed her on his way from Dvārakā to Hastināpura;1 on her banks is the Naimiṣāraṇya,2 Adhisīma Kṛṣṇa performed a sacrifice for two years on her banks.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; X. 71. 22; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 26; III. 13. 69; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 128; 99. 259.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 14.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 22. 20; 50. 67; 114. 22.

1b) A queen of Samhatāśva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 65; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 64.

1c) The wife of Haryaśvā, son of Vasumata.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 75. Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 76.

1d) The wife of Viśvāmitra and mother of Aṣṭaka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 75. Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 103.

1e) The queen of Divodāsa and mother of Pratardana.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 64.

1f) One of the five queens of Uśīnara and mother of Śibi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 18, 20; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 16, 18; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 19, 21.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dṛṣadvatī (दृषद्वती) refers to the name of a River or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.73). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dṛṣad-vatī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Dṛṣadvatī also refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.88.10, VI.10.14, III.81.80).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Dṛṣadvatī (दृषद्वती, ‘stony’) is the name of a river which flows into the Sarasvatī after running for a time parallel to it. It is mentioned in the Rigveda, along with the Sarasvatī and the Āpayā, as the scene of action of the Bharata princes. In the Pañcaviṃśa Brāhmaṇa and later the Dṛṣadvatī and the Sarasvatī are the scene of special sacrifices. In Manu these two rivers form the western boundary of the Middle Country.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (D) next»] — Drishadvati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛśadvatī (दृशद्वती).—f. (-tī) 1. The name of a river which forms the eastern boundary of the Aryavarta or holy land of the Hindus, running on the north-east of Delhi. 2. A name of the goddess Durga. E. dṛśad a stone or rock, and matup poss. aff.

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

Dṛṣadvatī (दृषद्वती).—i. e. dṛṣad + vant + ī, f. 1. The name of a river, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 17. 2. A proper name, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 1473.

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

1) Dṛśadvati (दृशद्वति):—dṛśad, dṛśadvati = dṛṣad, dṛṣadvatī below.

2) Dṛṣadvatī (दृषद्वती):—[=dṛṣad-vatī] [from dṛṣad-vat > dṛṣad] f. (ṣad-v, also read śad-v), Name of a river which flows into the Saras-vatī, [Ṛg-veda iii, 23, 4; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the mother of Aṣṭaka and wife of Viśvā-mitra, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] the m° of Pratardana and w° of Divo-dāsa, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] the m° of Śibi Auśīnara and w° of Nṛpa, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] m° of Prasena-jit (called also Haimavatī, [probably] as Name of a river), [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] of Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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