Gabhastimat, Gabhasti-mat: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.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.
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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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter III - Description of Bharata-varsha < [Book II]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 197 - The Seven-day Bhāgavata Recitation < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)