Ikshumati, Ikṣumatī, Ikshu-mati: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Ikṣumatī can be transliterated into English as Iksumati or Ikshumati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती).—One of the seven major rivers in Śākadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 86. Śākadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Medhātithi, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती).—A river. It flows near Kurukṣetra. The nāgas, Takṣaka and Aśvasena lived in this river. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 3, Verse 138).
Kuśadhvaja, brother of the King of Mithilā used to live in the Ikṣumatī river valley, (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bāla Kāṇḍa. 7th Sarga, Verse 2).
There is a reference to this river in Kathāsaritsāgara, Madanamañcukālaṃbaka, 2nd taraṅga also.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती).—A river On its banks was the hermitage of Kapila.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 10. 1; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 13. 53.
1b) A tīrtha sacred to Pitṛs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 17.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती) is the name of an ancient city, as well as the river running besides it, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 32. Accordingly, as Somaprabhā narrated to Kaliṅgasenā: “there is in this land a city named Ikṣumatī, and by the side of it there runs a river called by the same name; both were created by Viśvāmitra. And near it there is a great forest, and in it a hermit of the name of Maṅkaṇaka had made himself a hermitage and performed penance with his heels upwards”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ikṣumatī, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती).—f. The name of a river in कुरुक्षेत्र (kurukṣetra).
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Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती).—Name of a river.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती).—f. (-tī) The name of a river in Bengal. E. ikṣu and matup aff. in this sense.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ikṣumatī (इक्षुमती):—[=ikṣu-matī] [from ikṣu] f. Name of a river in Kurukṣetra, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]
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.
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