Pavamana, Pāvamāna, Pavamāna: 18 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Pavaman.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Pavamāna (पवमान).—An Agni (fire). The eldest son of Brahmā, Agni, got of his wife Svāhā three sons, Pāvaka, Pavamāna and Śuci. These three got fortyfive children and they are called Agnis. Thus, father, three sons and their fortyfive sons constitute the 49 Agnis. (Chapter 10, Aṃśa 1, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

2) Pavamāna (पवमान).—A mountain. This mountain is situated near Meru. (8th Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).

3) Pavamāna (पवमान).—One of the three sons of Vijitāśva. He was in his previous birth an Agni but was cursed by Vasiṣṭha to be born on earth as a man. (4th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pavamāna (पवमान) refers to the “wind”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with Kārttikeya: “[...] The wind (pavamāna) did not blow. The sun became dim. The earth quaked along with mountains and forests. In the meantime Himālaya and other mountains anxious to see Kumāra out of affection came there. On seeing the mountains extremely terrified, Kumāra the son of Śiva and Pārvatī spoke enlightening them thereby. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pavamāna (पवमान).—(Pāvamāna)—a son of Svāhā and a Laukikāgni; thought of as nirmanthya by poets; it is the gārhapatya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 60. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 15. Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 2, 10. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 15.

1b) A son of Vijitāśva and an Agni in previous birth born thus because of Vasiṣṭha's curse.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 24. 4.

1c) A son of Medhātithi of Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 25.

2a) Pāvamāna (पावमान).—A son of Svāhā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 2.

2b) The mantra of the Ṛg Vedins, to be recited in tank ritual relating to the digging of tanks.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 58. 34.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Pavamāna (पवमान) refers to one of the three sons of Agni and Svāhā: one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa. Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. [...] [Svāhā was given to Agni.] Agni and Svāhā had three sons—Pāvaka, Pavamāna and Vaidyuta-Pāvaka.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Pāvamāna (पावमान, “purifying”):—One of the three sons of Agni and his first wife Svāhā. Agni is one of the most important Vedic gods and represents divine illumination.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pavamāna (पवमान).—[pū-tācchīlye śānac]

1) Air, wind; पवमानः पृथिवीरुहानिव (pavamānaḥ pṛthivīruhāniva) R.8.9.

2) One of the sacred fires, considered to be the same as गार्हपत्य (gārhapatya) q. v; also called पवमानात्मजः (pavamānātmajaḥ)

3) Name of a particular Stotra sung in the Soma-yāga; अथातः पवमानानामेवाभ्यारोहः (athātaḥ pavamānānāmevābhyārohaḥ) Bri. Up.1.3.28.

Derivable forms: pavamānaḥ (पवमानः).

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

Pavamāna (पवमान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Purifying. m.

(-naḥ) 1. Air, wind. 2. Household fire or the sacred fire called Garhapatya. E. pūñ to purify, śānac aff.

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Pāvamāna (पावमान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Purificatory, purifying. f. (-nī) An expiatory text. E. to purify, śānac + aṇ aff.

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

Pavamāna (पवमान).— (properly ptcple. of the pres. [Ātmanepada.] of , i. 1), m. 1. Wind, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 8, 9. 2. Agni, the deified fire. 3. The moon.

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

Pavamāna (पवमान).—[adjective] being purified or strained; [masculine] wind, [Name] of cert. Stotras.

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Pāvamāna (पावमान).—[adjective] relating to the Soma-juice while being purified; [feminine] ī [Name] of cert. Vedic hymns.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Pavamāna (पवमान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Sv. L. 1440. Oppert. 4661. Ii, 1770. 6918. Bp. 284.
—[commentary] by Kalyāṇa. NW. 8.

2) Pāvamāna (पावमान):—vaid. Proceed. Asb. 1869, 135. Oppert. Ii, 157. Pāvamānyaḥ Ṛv. B. 1, 12. Oudh. Xix, 24. Pāvamānasūktāni. Oxf. 383^b. See Pavamāna and Pavamānasukta.

3) Pāvamāna (पावमान):—vaid. Oudh. Xx, 8. Xxi, 20. Xxii, 38.

Pāvamāna has the following synonyms: Pāvamānya.

4) Pavamāna (पवमान):—hymns from the ninth Maṇḍala of the Ṛv. Ak 29. As p. 104. L.. 10-12. Peters. 6, 30.

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

1) Pavamāna (पवमान):—[from pava] mfn. being purified or strained, flowing clear (as Soma), [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. wind or the god of w°, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a [particular] Agni (associated with Pāvaka and Śuci and also regarded as a son of A° by Svāhā or of Antar-dhāna and by Śikhaṇḍinī), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of [particular] Stotras sung by the Sāma-ga at the Jyotiṣṭoma sacrifice (they are called successively at the 3 Savanas bahiṣpavamāna, mādhyaṃdina and tṛtīya or ārbhava), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???] (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 368])

5) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a prince and the Varṣa in Śāka-dvīpa ruled by him, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) Pāvamāna (पावमान):—[from pāva] mf(ī)n. ([from] pavamāna) relating to Soma juice (while being purified by a strainer) or to Agni Pavamāna, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa]

8) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the authors of the Pāvamānī hymns or verses, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

9) [from pāva] n. Name of sub voce Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

1) Pavamāna (पवमान):—(naḥ) 1. m. Air. a. Purifying.

2) Pāvamāna (पावमान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Purifying. () f. An expiatory text.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pavamāna (पवमान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavamāṇa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pavamāna (पवमान) [Also spelled pavaman]:—(nm) see [pavana].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Pavamāṇa (पवमाण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pavamāna.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pavamāna (ಪವಮಾನ):—

1) [noun] air or wind.

2) [noun] that which purifies (something) ceremonially.

3) [noun] Marutha, the Wind-God.

4) [noun] (pros.) a metrical foot having two short units followed by a long one.

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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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