Maitreyi, aka: Maitreyī; 2 Definition(s)
Maitreyi 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.
Maitreyī (मैत्रेयी).—Wife of the sage Yājñavalkya. She was one of the most learned and virtuous women in ancient India. There are innumerable references to her in the Purāṇas. (For details about her splendour see under Candrāṅgada).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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Maitreyī (मैत्रेयी).—Name of the wife of याज्ञवल्क्य (yājñavalkya).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
Section V - Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (II) < [Chapter IV]
Section IV - Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (I) < [Chapter II]
Parables of Rama (by Swami Rama Tirtha)
Vedānta-sūtras Part I (by George Thibaut)
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