Pushkarani, Puṣkaraṇi: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Puṣkaraṇi can be transliterated into English as Puskarani or Pushkarani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Puṣkaraṇi (पुष्करणि).—A son of Viśālā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 163.
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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Puṣkaraṇi (पुष्करणि) refers to the “tank” or “pond” built in the premises of the temple. It commonly represents a stepped well or pond, but the word puṣkaraṇi can also translate to “lotus pool”. It is also known by the name kalyāṇī.Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
Puṣkaraṇi (पुष्करणि), also called by the name kalyāṇī, is a tank built in the premises of the temple. Generally it is a stepped well or a stepped pond. Construction of puṣkaraṇi is a very ancient practice. Right from the times of Buddhist rock cut halls in western India, one can see the construction of the rock-cut cisterns. Besides the small puṣkaraṇis belonging to the temple, larger puṣkaraṇis were also constructed in the places near the temples for the use of the larger section of the people of the town and also for the visiting pilgrims.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Puṣkaraṇī (पुष्करणी).—(compare Sanskrit puṣkariṇī, the only form re-corded in lit., Lex. also pauṣkariṇī; [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] also puṣkiriṇī, °ṇīkā, and °ṇīya, nt., qq.v.; and Pali pokkharaṇī, the only form recorded), lotus-pool: °ṇīye Mahāvastu i.227.18 (v.l. °kiriṇīye).
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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