Pauravi, Pauravī: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Pauravī (पौरवी):—One of the wifes of Yudhiṣṭhira (one of the sons of Pāṇḍu) She bore a son to him named Devaka. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.30-31)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Pauravī (पौरवी).—Wife of Vasudeva, father of Śrī Kṛṣṇa He had many other wives. (9th Skandha, Bhāgavata).
2) Pauravī (पौरवी).—Wife of Yudhiṣṭhira. Yudhiṣṭhira begot a son named Devaka of Pauravī. (9th Skandha, Bhāgavata).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Pauravī (पौरवी).—A queen of Yudhiṣṭhira, and mother of Devaka.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 30.
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 45 and 47.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 161, 163; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 11; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 160-61; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 18.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Pauravī (पौरवी) refers to a mūrchanā (modulation) based on the madhyama-grāma, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. The fourteen mūrchanās mentioned in this work refer to the regulated rise or fall of sounds through the grāma (musical scale), which represents a scale consisting of a number of tones (svara).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pauravī (पौरवी):—[from paurava] f. Name of the wife of Vasu-deva or of Yudhi-ṣṭhira, [Purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] (in music) Name of a Mūrchanā or a Rāga.
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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Dasarupaka (critical study) (by Anuru Ranjan Mishra)
Part 14 - Conclusion < [Chapter 8 - Utsṛṣṭikāṅka (critical study)]
Part 13 - Status of Women in the Ūrubhaṅga < [Chapter 8 - Utsṛṣṭikāṅka (critical study)]
Part 9 - Sentiments (rasa) used in a Utsṛṣṭikāṅka < [Chapter 8 - Utsṛṣṭikāṅka (critical study)]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXIX - Genealogy of the princes of the lunar race < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Natyashastra (English) (by Bharata-muni)