Jimuta, aka: Jīmūta, Jimūta; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Jīmūta (जीमूत).—A King born of the family of Yayāti. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

2) Jīmūta (जीमूत).—A wrestler (Pahalvān). While the Pāṇḍavas were living incognito in the city of Virāṭa, once Brahmotsava (Brahmā festival) was celebrated all over the country. Wrestling was an important item of the Brahmā festival. Jīmūta was the most famous of the wrestlers who took part in the festival. He struck several wrestlers down. At last King Virāṭa asked Bhīma to wrestle with Jīmūta. Bhīmasena accepted the invitation. In the wrestling Jīmūta was killed. (Mahābhārata Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 16).

3) Jīmūta (जीमूत).—A hermit. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 111, Stanza 23 that this hermit got a treasure of gold called Jaimūta from the Himālayas.

4) Jīmūta (जीमूत).—The horse of the King Vasuṃanas. See under Vasumanas.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Jīmūta (जीमूत).—A son of Vyoma and father of Vikṛti (Vimala, Matsya-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 41; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 40-41; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 40; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 41.

1b) A son of Vapuṣmān after whom came a kingdom.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 32, 33; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 28, 29; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 23, 29.

1c) A monkey chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 240.

1d) A mountain that entered the sea from fear of Indra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 121. 75.

1e) A region of Śālmalidvīpa adjoining the Balāhaka hill.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 40.

2) Jimūta (जिमूत).—Clouds of the Āgneya type without lightning; under the control of Pravāha air.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 22. 36; Vāyu-purāṇa 51, 5, 31.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jīmūta (जीमूत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IV.12.24) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Jīmūta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

1) Jīmūta (जीमूत) refers to one of the eight kinds of daṇḍaka according to Kavikarṇapūra (C. 16th century) in his Vṛttamālā 61. Kavikarṇapūra was an exponent on Sanskrit metrics belongs to Kāmarūpa (modern Assam). Accordingly, “If there exist eleven ra-s after two na-s, then it is Jīmūta”.

2) Jīmūta (जीमूत) refers to one of the seventy-two sama-varṇavṛtta (regular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 334th chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (eg., the jīmūta metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jīmūta : (m.) rain-cloud.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

jīmūta (जीमूत).—m S A cloud. jīmūtavarṇa a S Cloud-colored. Ex. nīḷa jīmūtavarṇa raghuvīra ||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jīmūta (जीमूत).—m A cloud jimūtavarṇa a Cloud- coloured.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jīmūta (जीमूत).—[jayati nabhaḥ, jīyate anilena jīvanasyodakasya mūtaṃ bandho yatra, jīvanaṃ jalaṃ mūtaṃ baddham anena, jīvanaṃ muñcatīti vā pṛṣo° Tv. cf. Uṇ.3.91]

1) cloud; जीमूतेन स्वकुशलमयीं हारयिष्यन् प्रवृत्तिम् (jīmūtena svakuśalamayīṃ hārayiṣyan pravṛttim) Me.4.

2) A mountain.

3) A nourisher, sustainer.

4) An epithet of Indra.

Derivable forms: jīmūtaḥ (जीमूतः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jīmūta (जीमूत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A cloud. 2. A mountain. 3. A grass, (Andropogon serratus.) 4. A name of Indra. 5. A nourisher, a sustainer. 6. A plant: see ghoṣaka. 7. A species of the Dandaka metre. E. ji to excel or surpass, Unadi affix tan and mūṭ augment, or for jīva life, and mūta who urines. jayati nabhaḥ jīyate anilena vā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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