Marutvati, Marutvatī: 3 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Marutvati in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Marutvatī (मरुत्वती).—The mother of two Marutvāns. This Marutvatī was the daughter of Dakṣa, and the wife of Dharma. The ten daughters of Dakṣa, namely, Arundhatī, Vasu, Yāmī, Lambā, Bhānu, Marutvatī, Saṅkalpā, Muhūrtā, Sādhyā, and Viśvā were the wives of Dharmadeva. Viśvadevas were born to Viśvā, Siddhas were born to Sādhyā, Marutvāns were born to Marutvatī, Vasus were born to Vasu, Bhānus were born to Bhānu, Ghoṣa was born to Lambā and Nāgavīthī was born to Yāmī (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part I, Chapter 15).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Marutvatī (मरुत्वती).—A mind-born daughter of Brahmā (a daughter of Dakṣa, Bhāgavata-purāṇa and Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and one of the ten wives of Dharma; mother of the Maruts among whom were Marutvān and Jayanta;1 other names of the Maruts.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 4 and 8: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 2 and 32: Matsya-purāṇa 5. 15. 17: 171. 32, 51, 55; 203. 9. Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 2: Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 105.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 171. 52-5.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Marutvatī (मरुत्वती) refers to one of the ten of Dakṣa’s sixty daughters given to Dharma in marriage, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. [He gave ten daughters to Dharma in marriage] [...] The ten wives of Dharma are Sādhyā, Viśvā, Saṃkalpā, Muhūrtā, Arundhatī, Marutvatī, Vasu, Bhūnu, Lambā and Jāmī. The Maruts were born from Marutvatī.

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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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