Kirtimati, Kīrtimatī, Kīrtimati: 4 definitions
Kirtimati 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Kīrtimatī (कीर्तिमती).—A daughter of Śuka; husband Aṇuha (Satvaṇuha, Vāyu-purāṇa) and son Brahmadatta.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 94; 10. 82; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 86.
1b) A goddess enshrined at Ekāmbheka.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 29.
Kīrtimati (कीर्तिमति) (Kīrtimatī?) is the daughter of Śuka: the son of Kṛṣṇa-Dvaipāyana, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Nārada gave a daughter to Vasiṣṭha. She was Arundhati and Śakti was born to her. Śakti begot Parāśara and from Parāśara was born Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana. Śuka was born to Dvaipāyana and Śuka had five sons—Bhūriśravā, Prabhu, Śaṃbhu, Kṛṣṇa and Gaura and a daughter—Kīrtimati.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Kīrtimatī (कीर्तिमती) is the wife of Candraprabhā: an ancient king of Śākala, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 44. Accordingly, as Vajraprabha said to Naravāhanadatta: “of old there was in the country of the people of Madra a town named Śākala; Candraprabha, the son of Aṅgāraprabha, was king of it. By his wife, named Kīrtimatī, there was born to that king a son, whose future glory was indicated by his exceedingly auspicious marks”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Candraprabhā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kīrtimatī (कीर्तिमती):—[=kīrti-matī] [from kīrti-mat > kīrti > kīrt] f. Name of Dākṣāyaṇī, [Matsya-purāṇa]
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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Full-text: Satvanuha, Ekambhaka, Kritvi, Shuka, Parashara, Bhurishrava, Dvaipayana, Gaura, Nipa, Krishnadvaipayana, Prabhu, Anuha, Pivari, Mangalavati, Krishna, Shambhu, Brahmadatta, Tejasvati, Candraprabha.
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The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 3b - Tīrthas recommended for Śrāddhas < [Chapter 8 - Geographical data in the Matsyapurāṇa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
One hundred and eight (108) names of Sāvitrī < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 21 - The Race of Bharata—The History of Rantideva < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 14: Seventh incarnation as Śaṅkha < [Chapter I - Previous incarnations of Ariṣṭanemi (Nemi)]
Part 11: Fifth incarnation as Aparājita < [Chapter I - Previous incarnations of Ariṣṭanemi (Nemi)]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 8 - The race of the sages: Atri and Vasiṣṭha < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 10 - Birth of Skanda < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]