Himavata, Himavāta, Hima-vata: 4 definitions
Himavata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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
Himavata (हिमवत) refers to the name of a Mountain mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.32.3, II.27.4, XIV.8.1, XIV.8). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Himavata) 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.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Hīmavata (हीमवत).—[, error for Haima°, q.v.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Himavata (हिमवत):—[=hima-vata] [from hima > him] (m.), (ifc.) = -vat [gana] śarat-prabhṛti.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Himavāta refers to: a snow or ice wind J.I, 390. (Page 731)
Note: himavāta is a Pali compound consisting of the words hima and vāta.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter LXXXIV - Development of the germ of the mind < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)