Pivari, Pīvarī: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Pīvarī (पीवरी) is another name for Śatāvarī, a medicinal plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willed. (or “buttermilk root”) from the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.116-119 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Pīvarī and Śatāvarī, there are a total of thirty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Pīvarī (पीवरी) is another name for “Śatāvarī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning pīvarī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

1) Pīvarī (पीवरी):—[from pīvan > pīna] a f. a young woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a cow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Asparagus Racemosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Desmodium Gangeticum, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a spiritual daughter of the Barhi-ṣad Pitṛs and wife of Veda-śiras, [Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a princess of Vidarbha, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]cf. [Greek] πίων for πίϝων, .

7) [from pīna] 1. pīvarī f. of pīvan q.v.

8) [v.s. ...] 2. pīvarī ind. for pīvara.

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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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