Pramathi, Pramāthi, Pramāthī: 3 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pramathi in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Pramāthī (प्रमाथी).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He was killed by Bhīmasena in the great battle. (Chapter 157, Droṇa Parva).

2) Pramāthī (प्रमाथी).—Brother of Dūṣaṇa who was an associate of Rāvaṇa. When Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa were in exile in the forests they had to fight Kharadūṣaṇatriśirases. Then the captains of their army, Mahākapāla, Sthūlākṣa and Pramāthī attacked Rāma-Lakṣmaṇas. Pramāthī attacked Lakṣmaṇa and then Nīla an army-chief of the monkeys killed Pramāthī. (Sarga 26, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa and Śloka 22, Chapter 287, Vana Parva).

3) Pramāthī (प्रमाथी).—A rākṣasa who was a friend of Ghaṭotkaca. In the Kurukṣetra battle Duryodhana killed this Pramāthī. (Śloka 20, Chapter 91, Bhīṣma Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pramathi (प्रमथि).—A son of Añjanāvati; an elephant.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 343.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Pramāthi (प्रमाथि) refers to the thirteenth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native who is born in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘pramathi’ is endowed with chariots, flag, umbrella, horses, is engrossed in the study of shastras, is killer of his enemy, minister of the king and has knowledge of the Vedas.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year pramathi (1999-2000 AD) will be cruel, addicted to evil, hot tempered, friendless but living in comfort.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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