Punyavat, Puṇyavat: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Puṇyavat (पुण्यवत्) (Cf. Puṇyavān) refers to “one who is meritorious”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) said to Śiva: “O great lord of the universe, I have come myself and worshipped you. What shall I ask you who stay in my own kingdom [i.e., viṣaya]? O great lord, you cannot be attained by great penance even by the gods who put forth great efforts. But you yourself have come here. There is none more fortunate than me; there is none more meritorious [i.e., puṇyavat] than me, since you have come to perform penance on my summit. [...]”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Meritorious, virtuous.
2) Lucky, auspicious, fortunate.
3) Happy, blessed.
4) Pleasing, beautiful.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyavat (पुण्यवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) 1. Fortunate, well-fated. 2. Virtuous, pious, righteous. 3. Happy. E. puṇya virtue, &c. aff. matup.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Puṇyavat (पुण्यवत्):—[=puṇya-vat] [from puṇya] mfn. righteous, virtuous, honest, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] auspicious, happy, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Hitopadeśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṇyavat (पुण्यवत्):—[puṇya-vat] (vān-vatī-vat) a. Pious, virtuous, fortunate, auspicious.
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.
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Starts with: Punyavati.
Ends with: Apunyavat.
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