Indumati, Indumatī: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Indumatī (इन्दुमती) is the name of a rakṣasa woman, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 95.
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
1) Indumatī (इन्दुमती).—Daughter of Candrasena, King of Siṃhala and his queen, Guṇavatī. (Śee under Candrasenā).
2) Indumatī (इन्दुमती).—Mother of Nahuṣa. (See under Nahuṣa).
3) Indumatī (इन्दुमती).—Wife of Raghu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Indumatī (इन्दुमती).—The mother of Daśaratha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 40. 100 and 137.
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
Indumatī (इन्दुमती) is the name of a woman, in the service of Trailokyamālin and Svayaṃprabhā, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 118. Accordingly, “... when Queen Svayaṃprabhā had in these words comforted her daughters, she said to Indumatī, an old woman of the harem: ‘Go to my husband [Trailokyamālin] in the cave of Śvetaśaila, and fall at his feet...’”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Indumatī, 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
1) A day of full moon.
2) The wife of अज (aja) and sister of भोज (bhoja).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Indumatī (इन्दुमती).—f. (-tī) 1. Day of full moon. 2. Name of a princess married to Aja the son of Raghu. E. indu and matup poss. affix, fem. ṅīp.
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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 116 - Nahuṣa Marries Aśokasundarī < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 104 - Indumatī’s Dream < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 108 - Vasiṣṭha’s Instruction to Nahuṣa < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)