Oghavati, Oghavatī: 5 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Oghavatī (ओघवती):—Daugter of Oghavān (son of Pratīka). Sudarśana married her. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Oghavatī (ओघवती).—There are seven Sarasvatī rivers in the world. These are Suprabhā, Kāñcanākṣī, Viśālā, Manoramā, Sarasvatī, Oghavatī and Sureṇu. In the Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 38 we find that Oghavatī was invoked and brought to Kurukṣetra. It was on the bank of this Oghavatī that Bhīsma fell and lay on the Śaraśayyā. (Bed of arrows). (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 50, Verse 5).

2) Oghavatī (ओघवती).—Daughter of the King named Oghavān. Sudarśana, the son of Agni married her. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 2).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Oghavatī (ओघवती).—Daughter of Oghavat I; wife of Sudarśana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2.18.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Oghavatī (ओघवती) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.21). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Oghavatī) 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 dictionary

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

1) Oghavatī (ओघवती):—[=ogha-vatī] [from ogha-vat > ogha] f. Name of a daughter ([Mahābhārata]) or sister ([Bhāgavata-purāṇa]) of Oghavat

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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