Pavamana, Pāvamāna, Pavamāna: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: 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.
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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-English 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.

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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. 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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