Jahnavi, Jāhnavī, Jahnāvī: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Jāhnavī (जाह्नवी) is the name of a sacred river as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.12, “somehow men must strive to find a residence in a holy centre. On the shores of the ocean in the confluence of hundreds of rivers there are many such holy centres (puṇyakṣetra or tīrtha) and temples. [...] The devotees of Śiva are the bestowers of Śivaloka and accord cherished desires. [...] The devotee shall take bath in the Jāhnavī (Ganges) in the month of Mārgaśīrṣa when Jupiter is in the zodiac of Capricornus”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Jāhnavī (जाह्नवी).—The river Gaṅgā. (See under Jahnu).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Jāhnavī (जाह्नवी).—The wife of Śaṃtanu, mother of Devavṛta.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 44-5.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Jahnāvī (जह्नावी).—f. Jahnu's family; आ जह्नावीं समनसोप वाजैः (ā jahnāvīṃ samanasopa vājaiḥ) Rv.1.116.19.
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Jāhnavī (जाह्नवी).—[jahnoḥ apatyaṃ strī aṇ ṅīp] An epithet of the river Ganges.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jāhnavī (जाह्नवी).—f. (-vī) Ganga or the Ganges personified. E. jahnu a saint, aṇ affix of descent, fem. affix ṅīṣ, the daughter of Janhu: see jahnutanayā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Jahnāvī (जह्नावी):—f. Jahnu’s family, [Ṛg-veda i, 116, 19; iii, 58, 6.]
2) Jāhnavī (जाह्नवी):—[from jāhnava] f. ‘daughter of Jahnu (q.v.)’, the Gaṅgā, [Mahābhārata iii, v, xiii] (metrically vi, ), [Bhagavad-gītā; Harivaṃśa etc.]
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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Full-text (+1): Ardhajahnavi, Jahnutanaya, Jahnupraja, Jahnavi-vaktra, Siddhantajahnavi, Jahnusuta, Jahnu, Arddhajahnavi, Jahnaviya, Jahnusaptami, Jahnukanya, Ardhaganga, Ganga, Pragalbha acarya, Bhagirathi, Kaveri, Devavrata, Janhu, Shi, Shamtanu.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Brihaddharma Purana (abridged) (by Syama Charan Banerji)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 10.31 < [Chapter 10 - Vibhūti-yoga (appreciating the opulences of the Supreme Lord)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 34 - The Account of Trispṛśā < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 9 - The Greatness of Gaṅgā < [Section 7 - Kriyāyogasāra-Khaṇḍa (Section on Essence of Yoga by Works)]
Chapter 21 - The Greatness of Haridvāra < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 47 - Lakshmana tells Sita she has been repudiated < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 64 - Shatrughna sets out to meet Lavana < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 46 - Lakshmana takes Sita away < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 3: Vāsupūjya’s parents (king Vasupūjya and queen Jayā) < [Chapter II - Vāsupūjyacaritra]
Part 14: Bharata’s march through Khaṇḍapapātā < [Chapter IV]
Part 18: Conquest of the southern district of the Gaṅgā by Sagara < [Chapter IV - Conquest of Bharatavarṣa by Sagara]