Matara, Mātara: 4 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Mātara (मातर).—Mother Goddesses present in Varuṇa's sacrifice; nine in number; Lakṣmī, Sarasvatī, Gaurī, Caṇḍikā, Tripurāmbikā, Bhairavā, Kālī, Mahāśāstri; use of liquor in the worship of the deities;1 consorts of;2 Mātras: also kīrti (fame), lakṣmī (riches), dhṛtī (courage), medhā (wisdom), puṣṭi (strength), śraddha (faith), kriyā (action), mati (Knowledge), buddhi (intelligence), lajjā (modesty), vapu (body), śānti (peace), tuṣṭi (contentment) and kānti (beauty) invoked in Gṛahabali.3 A list of mātaras created by Rudra to vanquish the Andhaka Asuras; the mother-goddess felt hungry and thirsty and asked Śiva for food; the pangs of hunger were so keen that they ate of the worldly beings; Śiva then thought of Nṛsimha and praised Him; he created a number of mother-goddesses to overpower them; then all of them were blessed to be divine beings and help people to tide over difficulties when they would remember and pray to them; seven mothers.4
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 28; IV. 7. 72; 14. 6; 20. 46; 44. 111-12.
- 2) Ib. II. 25. 69.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 93. 53.
- 4) Ib. 179. 9-32, 41-89.
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.
India history and geographySource: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
Mātara (मातर) is the name of a village mentioned as lying on the western boundary of Ki-icchitā, according to the “Prince of wales museum plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Accordingly, “... the village Ki-icchitā comprised in the viṣaya of Mandaraja, together with all hamlets and together with orchards, areca-nut trees and minerals, and with examption from taxes,—the boundaries of which are as follows: On the east, the boundary of (the village) Pāṇīvāḍa of the Śrīnera hill ; on the north, the boundary of the village Nīmbā; on the west, the boundary of the village Mātara; on the south, the boundary of the Sāmbina river”.
These copper plates (mentioing Mātara) were handed over to the Curator (Archaeological Section, Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay) by one Hasan Razak. Its object is to record the grant, by Mammuṇirāja, of the village Ki-icchitā (Mandaraja-viṣaya) to twelve Brāhmaṇas residing in the agrahāra of Brahmapurī. The grant was made on the occasion of a lunar eclipse which occurred on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Bhādrapada in the Śaka year 971, the cyclic year being Virodhin.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Maṭara (मटर) [Also spelled matar]:—(nf) pea.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Mātara (ಮಾತರ):—[noun] a woman as related to her children; a mother.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Search found 32 books and stories containing Matara, Mātara, Maṭara; (plurals include: Mataras, Mātaras, Maṭaras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.97.4 < [Sukta 97]
Rig Veda 1.111.1 < [Sukta 111]
Rig Veda 10.54.3 < [Sukta 54]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 294-295 - The Story of Venerable Bhaddiya < [Chapter 21 - Pakiṇṇaka Vagga (Miscellaneous)]
Rivers in Ancient India (study) (by Archana Sarma)
6. Derivation of the term Nadī < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
4. The river Sindhu in the Ṛgveda-saṃhitā < [Chapter 2 - The Rivers in the Saṃhitā Literature]
3. Naturural elements worshipped as god < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
3. Woman as a Mother < [Chapter 3 - The Familial and Social Life of Women in the Atharvaveda]
7c. Hymn to Expiate the Irregular Appearance < [Chapter 2 - The Strīkarmāṇi Hymns of the Atharvaveda]
1. Goddess Aditi < [Chapter 4 - Female Deities and the Glorification of Women in the Atharvaveda]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.19.26 < [Chapter 19 - The Festival on Śrī Kṛṣṇa Return]
Verse 2.8.9 < [Chapter 8 - Description of Seeing Lord Kṛṣṇa]
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)