Marubhumi, Marubhūmi, Maru-bhumi: 4 definitions

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Marubhumi 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Marubhūmi (मरुभूमि).—(marudhanva) The ancient name of the present Rājasthān. In Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 32, Verse 5 we see that Nakula had won a victory over Marudhanva during his triumphal march over the western country. Kāmyakavana in which is included Tṛṇabindu sarovara, is in Marudhanva. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 258, Verse 13). Marudhanva was also known as "Mārvāṭa". The sage Uttaṅka lived in Mārvāṭa. In Mahābhārata, Aśvamedha Parva, Chapters 53, 54 and 55 it is stated that once Śrī Kṛṣṇa showed his Viśvarūpa to this sage at Mārvāṭa.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Marubhūmi (मरुभूमि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.29.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Maru-bhūmi) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (M) next»] — Marubhumi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Marubhūmi (मरुभूमि).—f. a desert, sandy desert.

Derivable forms: marubhūmiḥ (मरुभूमिः).

Marubhūmi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maru and bhūmi (भूमि).

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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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