Himavanta: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Himavanta in Purana glossary
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.

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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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India history and geography

Source: 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.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Himavanta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Himavanta (हिमवन्त).—m The Himalayas.

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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.

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