Ketumat: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ketumat (केतुमत्).—A son of Ambarīṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 1.

1b) The son of Dhanvantari and father of Bhīmaratha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 25; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 23; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 11.

1c) (Rajasa, Vāyu-purāṇa) a Lokapāla of lokāloka;1 son of Rājasa (br. p.) and Mārkaṇḍeyī and overlord of the west.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 43; 21. 157; 36. 31; III. 8. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 206; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 8. 83.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 8. 10; 124. 95; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 37.

1d) Any yakṣa; a son of Puṇyajanī and Maṇibhadra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 125; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 28; 69. 156.

1e) The son of Kṣema, and father of Suketu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 74.

1f) A son of Sutāra, the lord of second dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 121.

1g) King of the western region.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 17; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 22. 13.
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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Ketumat (केतुमत्):—[=ketu-mat] [from ketu] mfn. endowed with brightness, [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] (interpolation after, [Ṛg-veda viii, 56])

3) [v.s. ...] clear (as a sound), [Ṛg-veda vi, 47, 31; Atharva-veda iii, 19, 6]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a Yakṣa, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Muni, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a regent of the western part of the world (son of Rajas), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṣema and father of Suketu, [Harivaṃśa 1593]

9) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṣemya and father of Varṣa-ketu, 1750

10) [v.s. ...] of a warrior, [Mahābhārata ii, 122 and 127]

11) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhanvantari, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 17, 5]

12) [v.s. ...] of Ambarīṣa, ix, 6, 1

13) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain, [Buddhist literature]

14) [v.s. ...] of a palace of Vāsu-deva’s wife Sunandā, [Harivaṃśa 8989]

context information

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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