Gabhastiman, Gabhastimat, Gabhastimān: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gabhastiman in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gabhastimān (गभस्तिमान्).—An island. Once the valiant Sahasrabāhu conquered and subjugated it. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 38).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Gabhastimat (गभस्तिमत्).—One of the nine divisions of Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Bhā II. 16. 9 Matsya-purāṇa 114. 8: Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 79. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 6.

1b) A region of the Pātāla, and with brown soil.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 2-3.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Gabhastiman in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Gabhastimān (गभस्तिमान्) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the nine parts of Bhāratavarṣa. According to Purāṇa and Kāvyamīmāṃsā the division of nine parts, it is locate in the south-west of India.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Gabhastiman in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Gabhastimān (गभस्तिमान्) refers to one of the seven “nether worlds”, as discussed in chapter 11 (Jñānapāda) of the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—Description of the chapter [atalādiloka-parimāṇa]: Turning now to the nether worlds beneath the earth—named atala, vitala, nitala, gabhastimān, mahat, sutala, pātāla—these are the realms where people are reborn who have puṇya-merit [puṇyabhūmi]. Each of these nether regions measures 1000 yojanas in extent, and each is populated by Dānavas, Daityas, Kālayas and Phaṇis, whose lives are full of joys and pleasures. [...]

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gabhastimat (गभस्तिमत्).—m. The sun; घनव्यपायेन गभस्तिमानिव (ghanavyapāyena gabhastimāniva) R.3.37. -n. One of the seven divisions of Pātāla.

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Gabhastimat (गभस्तिमत्).—m. the sun.

Gabhastimat is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gabhasti and mat (मत्). See also (synonyms): gabhastihasta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gabhastimat (गभस्तिमत्).—m. (-mān) The sun. n. (-mat) One of the seven divisions of Patala or regions below the earth. E. gabhasti a ray of light, and matup poss. aff.

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

1) Gabhastimat (गभस्तिमत्):—[=gabhasti-mat] [from gabhasti > gabha] mfn. shining, brilliant, [Mahābhārata ii, 443; iii, 146]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the sun, [Raghuvaṃśa iii, 37; Kādambarī vi, 1158]

3) [v.s. ...] a particular hell, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa ii, 5, 2]

4) [v.s. ...] (gabhas-tala, [Vāyu-purāṇa])

5) [v.s. ...] m. n. Name of one of the nine divisions of Bhāratavarṣa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa ii, 3, 6; Golādhyāya iii, 41.]

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

Gabhastimat (गभस्तिमत्):—(mān) 5. m. The sun. n. One of the 7 divisions of hell.

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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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