Pavani, Pāvanī, Pāvani: 7 definitions
Pavani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Pavni.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Pāvanī (पावनी) is another name for Tulasī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Ocimum tenuiflorum (holy basil), from the Lamiaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 10.148-149), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 16; 18. 40, 56-7; Matsya-purāṇa 121. 40; 122. 31; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 38 and 53.
- 2) Ib. 29. 14.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
Pāvani (पावनि) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Pāvani] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pāvaṇī (पावणी).—f C An auction. 2 W (pāvaṇa) An escort of peons or a protecting pass taken on a journey.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The holy basil.
2) A cow.
3) The river Ganges.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pavanī (पवनी):—[from pavana > pava] f. a broom, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] the wild citron-tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([varia lectio] pacanī)
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
4) Pāvanī (पावनी):—[from pāvana > pāva] f. Terminalia Chebula, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] holy basil, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a cow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
8) [v.s. ...] the Ganges or the goddess Gaṅgā, [Horace H. Wilson]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Pāvanī (पावनी) [Also spelled pavni]:—(a) that which purifies/sanctifies (as [patitapāvanī]).
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 15 books and stories containing Pavani, Pāvanī, Pāvaṇī, Pāvani, Pavanī; (plurals include: Pavanis, Pāvanīs, Pāvaṇīs, Pāvanis, Pavanīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 12 - The race of Agni < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 18 - Description of the Jambūdvīpa < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 61 - A dissertation on Music < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 7: Meeting of Hanumat (Hanumān) and Sītā < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 5: Search for Sītā < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 3: War between the Rākṣasas and Vānaras < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 43 - Lord Shiva lets loose the sacred river < [Book 1 - Bala-kanda]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 22 - The Origin of Viśalyā < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 29 - Gaṅgā-Sahasranāma (A Thousand Names of Gaṅgā) < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]