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Jambavati, aka: Jāmbavatī, Jambāvatī; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Jāmbavatī (जाम्बवती).—The daughter of Jāmbavān given in marriage to Kṛṣṇa (Vāsudeva). She claimed Syamantaka as her śulka.1 Mother of Sāmba and three sons and a daughter.2 Welcomed by Draupadī to Indraprastha, she narrated to her how she married Kṛṣṇa.3 Mother of the daughters Bhadrāvatī and Sambodhinī.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 56. 32; 57. 41 [3]; 1. 11. 17. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 301; 71. 49. 242-50; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 47, 233; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 13. 55, 63; 15. 35; V. 28. 4; 30. 35.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 1. 30; X. 61. 12; 63. 1; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 26; 47. 14, 18; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 32. 2.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 71. 42; 83. 10.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 241.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
context information

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A candali, mother of King Sivi and wife of Vasudeva of the Kanhayanagotta. Vasudeva saw her on his way to the park from Dvaravati, and, in spite of her birth, married her and made her his chief queen. J.vi.421.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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