Jambavat, Jāmbavat: 3 definitions


Jambavat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jāmbavat (जाम्बवत्).—m. Name of a king of bears who was of signal service to Rāma at the siege of Laṅkā. He was also noted for his medical skill. [This same Jāmbavat appears to have lived up to the time of Kṛsna, or perhaps he was another being of that time; for there was a fight between Kṛṣṇa and Jāmbavat for the Syamantaka jewel which the latter had got from Prasena, brother of Satrājit. Kṛṣṇa vanquished Jāmbavat, who placed the jewel, along with his daughter Jāmbavatī, at his entire disposal.]

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

Jāmbavat (जाम्बवत्):—[=jāmba-vat] [from jāmba] m. Name of a monkey-chief (son of Pitā-maha; father of Jāmba-vatī), [Mahābhārata iii, 16115; Harivaṃśa 2065 ff. and 6701; Rāmāyaṇa iv, vi; Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii; Viṣṇu-purāṇa; Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya x, 934.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Jāmbavat (जाम्बवत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jaṃbavaṃta.

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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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