Pivari, aka: Pīvarī; 3 Definition(s)


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Pīvarī (पीवरी).—Name of a river (nadī) situated near the seven great mountains on the western side of mount Naiṣadha, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 83. These settlements consume the water flowing from these seven great mountains (Viśākha, Kambala, Jayanta, Kṛṣṇa, Harita, Aśoka and Vardhamāna). Niṣadha (Naiṣadha) is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Pīvarī (पीवरी).—Wife of Śukabrahmarṣi, son of Vyāsa. Śuka got of Pīvarī four sons named Kṛṣṇa, Gauraprabha, Bhūri and Devaśruta and a daughter named Kīrti. (See under Śuka).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Pīvarī (पीवरी).—A daughter of Pulaha and Kṣamā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 31; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 26.

1b) The mind-born daughter of Agniṣvāttapitṛs; becomes the wife of Śuka in the 28th dvāpara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 77-78.

1c) A mind-born daughter of Barhiṣad manes who performed severe austerities and earned the title of Yogamātā. The Lord blessed her to be the wife of Śuka, the son of Vyāsa and after giving birth to four sons and a daughter she would attain salvation;1 wife of Śuka.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 15. 5-11.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 93.

1d) The wife of Vedaśiras;1 sons, Mārkaṇḍeyas.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 6.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 8.

1e) A R. of the Ketumālā country.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 22.

1f) The mind-born daughter of Pitṛ Dharmamūrtidharas; becomes the wife of Śuka and mother of Kīrtimatī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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