Himavatsuta, Himavat-suta, Himavatsutā: 6 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Himavatsuta in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Himavatsutā (हिमवत्सुता) refers to the “daughter of Himācala” and is used as an epithet for Satī (Pārvatī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] when the great Goddess Satī, the daughter of Dakṣa who had been to her father’s sacrifice and who did not receive his due attention became angry and cast off her body, at the very same time, O sage, Himācala’s beloved Menā wanted to propitiate her in Śivaloka. Satī thought to herself:—‘I shall be her daughter’ and cast off her body in order to become the daughter of Himācala (i.e., himavatsutā)”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Himavatsuta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Himavatsuta (हिमवत्सुत).—the Maināka mountain.

Derivable forms: himavatsutaḥ (हिमवत्सुतः).

Himavatsuta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms himavat and suta (सुत).

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Himavatsutā (हिमवत्सुता).—

1) Pārvatī.

2) the Ganges.

Himavatsutā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms himavat and sutā (सुता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Himavatsuta (हिमवत्सुत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. The mountain Mainaka. f.

(-tā) 1. The Ganges. 2. Parvati. E. himavat the Himalaya, and suta son, or sutā daughter.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Himavatsuta (हिमवत्सुत):—[=hima-vat-suta] [from hima-vat > hima > him] m. ‘son of the Him°’, the mountain Maināka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Himavatsutā (हिमवत्सुता):—[=hima-vat-sutā] [from himavat-suta > hima-vat > hima > him] f. the Ganges, [Dhanaṃjaya-vijaya]

3) [v.s. ...] Pārvati, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Himavatsuta (हिमवत्सुत):—[himavat-suta] (taḥ) 1. m. The mountain Maināka. 1. f. Ganges; Pārvatī.

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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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