Matsyodari, Matsyōdarī, Matsyodarī, Matsya-udari: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Matsyodarī (मत्स्योदरी).—Another name for Satyavatī, mother of Vyāsa. (See under Satyavatī).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Matsyodari in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Matsyodarī (मत्स्योदरी) is the name of a Goddess, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The goddess Matsyodarī is Tārā, the (energy) Śāntyatītā who impels the awakened. Mīnanātha, who has overcome the impurity of the Age of Strife is (the Siddha) Sādākhya in the sacred seat of the Moon (i.e. Candrapura). He is the hero who lays hold of the Yoni which is the (supreme) plane of all the universe by means of (his) insights into many (forms of) knowledge. I always bow to him who reveals Kula by means of the various lineages (of initiates)”.

2) Matsyodarī (मत्स्योदरी) is another name for Matsyendra, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Here and there in the early Kubjikā sources we find references to other Siddhas who appear in the well ordered lists of the later sources. One is Gaganānanda, the first of the Nine Nāthas. [...] This reference is found in the Kularatnoddyota which lists the names of twelve couples of a lineage (santāna) that includes Matsyendra who is with Matsyodarī. The list concludes with Gaganānanda who sits on the venerable Kadamba (tree) as his seat (verse Kularatnoddyota 10.77).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Matsyodari in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

matsyōdarī (मत्स्योदरी).—f (matsya Fish, udara Belly.) A designation applied, at Benares, to an inundation of the Ganges, reaching to the temple of bhairava.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Matsyodari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Matsyodarī (मत्स्योदरी).—an epithet of Satyavatī.

Matsyodarī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matsya and udarī (उदरी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Matsyodarī (मत्स्योदरी).—f. (-rī) 1. A name of Satyavati, the mother of Vyasa. 2. A place of pilgrimage, a particular pool at Benares held in reverence by pilgrims to that sacred city. E. matsya a fish, and udara the belly; the mother of Vyasa was found in the belly of a fish, and retaining a fishy-odour, was thence also called Matsyagan- Dha, till the scent was changed to that of a lotus by her paramour the Muni Parasara, the father of Vyasa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Matsyodarī (मत्स्योदरी):—[from matsya > matsa] f. ‘sprung from a fish-belly’, Name of Satya-vatī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (See under matsya above)

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a sacred bathing-place in Benares, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Matsyodarī (मत्स्योदरी):—[matsyo+darī] (rī) 3. f. The mother of Vyāsa; a place of pilgrimage; a particular pool it Benares.

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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 (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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