Himavanta: 3 definitions
Himavanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Himavanta (हिमवन्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.24.27, II.47.19, VIII.30.10, VIII.30.78, IX.44.2, IX.44.13, IX.44.42) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Himavanta) 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.
India history and geographySource: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
Himavanta (हिमवन्त) is the name of a mountain situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—In the Aṅguttara Nikāya the Himavanta is mentioned as the Pabbatarāja. In the Milindapañho it is stated that 500 rivers issued forth from the Himavanta and that of these ten are important. They are: Gaṅga, Yamunā, Aciravatī, Sarabhū, Mahī, Sindhu, Sarassatī, Vetravatī, Vitaṃsā and Candabhāga.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Himavanta (हिमवन्त).—m The Himalayas.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+21): Kancanapabbata, Lesser Himalaya, Upagiri, Siwalik, Himavan, Kancana, Tarai, Great Central Himalaya, Mahakala, Manipabbata, Uha, Nandamulappabhara, Vidhava, Bahirgiri, Antargiri, Suvannaguha, Migasammata, Nerupabbata, Ashoka, Padesa.
Search found 10 books and stories containing Himavanta; (plurals include: Himavantas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary of Biography of the thera Sucintita < [Chapter 7 - Sakacintaniyavagga (section on Sakacintaniya)]
Commentary on Biography of the thera Ambadāyaka < [Chapter 7 - Sakacintaniyavagga (section on Sakacintaniya)]
Commentary on Biography of the thera Bhisadāyaka < [Chapter 7 - Sakacintaniyavagga (section on Sakacintaniya)]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
(Mark 28): The Mark of the Voice having Eight Qualities as a Brahmā < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Biography (1) Koṇḍañña Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XLVI - Adoration of the deity presiding over homesteads (Vastu) < [Agastya Samhita]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 139 - Greatness of Citrāditya (Citra-āditya) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 107 - Procedure of the Worship of Brahmā < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]