Ghritavati, Ghṛtavatī: 4 definitions
Ghritavati 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 Ghṛtavatī can be transliterated into English as Ghrtavati or Ghritavati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Ghṛtavatī (घृतवती, “Full of Ghee”):—Seventh of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Śaśinī, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ), including Ghṛtavatī, symbolize a connection to the moon. They are presided over by the Bhairava Krodha and his consort Vaiṣṇavī. Śaśinī is the third of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents the moon.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ghṛtavatī (घृतवती).—An important river in India. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 23).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Ghṛtavatī (घृतवती) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.22). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ghṛtavatī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ghṛtavatī (घृतवती):—[=ghṛta-vatī] [from ghṛta-vat > ghṛta > ghṛ] f. (tī) Name of a river, [Mahābhārata vi, 9, 23]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Ghrita, Vati.
Full-text: Dhritavati, Dhritavant, Ghritavant, Shashini, Abhishri.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Ghritavati, Ghṛtavatī, Ghrtavati, Ghrita-vati, Ghṛta-vatī, Ghrta-vati; (plurals include: Ghritavatis, Ghṛtavatīs, Ghrtavatis, vatis, vatīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 6.11.5 < [Sukta 11]
Rig Veda 6.70.1 < [Sukta 70]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 261 - The use of the hymns of Sāmaveda (sāmavidhāna)
Chapter 260 - The use of the hymns of Yajurveda (yajurvidhāna)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 6 - Bhāratavarṣa: Its Rivers and Regions < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 7 - The Concept of Religion in the Vedas < [Chapter 1 - Vedic Concept of God and Religion]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - Gaṅgā-Sahasranāma (A Thousand Names of Gaṅgā) < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]