Kaveri, aka: Kaverī, Kāverī, Kāveri; 12 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kaveri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

One of the Hands of the Famous Rivers.—Kaverī, the Catura hand. Also see: Vyāvṛttacāpaveṣṭitau.

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana

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Kāverī (कावेरी) is the name of a river mentioned in a list of rivers, flowing from the five great mountains (Śailavarṇa, Mālākhya, Korajaska, Triparṇa and Nīla), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 82. Those who drink the waters of these rivers live for ten thousand years and become devotees of Rudra and Umā.

One of the five mountains situated near Bhadrāśva, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 82. The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, instructions for religious ceremonies and a whole range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The original text is said to have been composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Kāverī (कावेरी).—A holy river in South India. Famous sacred places like Śrīraṅga and Kumbhakoṇa are on its banks. The Devī of the river lives in Varuṇa’s assembly worshipping him. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 20). The Skanda Purāṇa has the following story as to how Kāverī came down to earth: Once Agastya propitiated Śiva at Kailāsa and sought the boon of some water for him to found a sacred place on earth. At the same time Kāverī also was worshipping Śiva. Śiva filled Agastya’s bowl with Kāverī water. Agastya, on his way back from Kailāsa cursed the Rākṣasa called Krauñca and kicked the Vindhya mountain down. (See under Agastya). After overcoming various difficulties Agastya at last reached South India. He sat in meditation with the bowl of Kāverī water before him, and then, at the request of Indra, Gaṇapati, in the guise of a crow came and sat on the brink of the bowl and upset it. The water in the bowl flowed as a river, and that river is the present Kāverī. (Asurakāṇḍa, Skanda Purāṇa).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Kāverī (कावेरी).—R. personified as one of the wives of Havyavāhana (Śamsya) fire; Sangamam in the Narmadā, where Kubera attained siddhi by penance to Śiva. Its greatness described.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 14; Matsya-purāṇa 51. 13; 163. 61; 189. 2-20; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 130.

1b) The grand-daughter of Yuvanāśva and wife of Janhu; mother of Suhotra. (Sunaha, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa); made of one half of Gangā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 28-30; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 58.

1c) A R. of the Bhadra country.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 43. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

The river Kaveri.—Maṇimekalai, one of the Tamil epics, mentions that Agastya drank the River Ganges in anger, when the floods destroyed the sacrificial fire in his cottage, and then released it in the name of River Kaveri to the southern lands.

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Kāverī (कावेरी) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Kāverī is the famous river in the southern India, which rises from a spring called the Candratīrtha on the Brahmagiri mountain in Coorg.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Kāverī (कावेरी) is a Sanskrit word referring to a dwelling place or resort of the celestial nymphs (apsaras). They live chiefly on earth around rivers or on mountains, as in the courts of all the gods.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A channel flowing from the Giritalaka tank to Kadduravadhamana.

This channel formed part of the irrigation system of Parakkamabahu I. Cv.lxxix.55.

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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India history and geogprahy

Kāverī (कावेरी) is the name of a river found in India.—This is the famous Kāverī river of South India. The river is known as “the beloved of the Pallavas”, indicating thereby that a Pallava king ruled here along the banks of the Kāverī river.

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kāvērī (कावेरी).—f A river in the Carnatic, Cavery.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

Kāverī (कावेरी).—

1) Name of a river in the south of India; कावेरीं सरितां पत्युः शङ्कनीयामिवाकरोत् (kāverīṃ saritāṃ patyuḥ śaṅkanīyāmivākarot) R.4.45.

2) A harlot, courtezan.

3) Turmeric.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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