Pushkaravartaka, Puṣkarāvartaka, Pushkara-avartaka: 7 definitions



Pushkaravartaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Puṣkarāvartaka can be transliterated into English as Puskaravartaka or Pushkaravartaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Puṣkarāvartaka (पुष्करावर्तक).—A group of rain-bearing clouds, born of the wings of the mountains shorn by Indra; description of; rain at the commencement of Pralaya and are instrumental in putting an end to them also.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 125. 11-15; Vāyu-purāṇa 51. 37-40.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Pushkaravartaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṣkarāvartaka (पुष्करावर्तक).—an epithet of a class of clouds said to cause dearth or famine; जातं वंशे भुवनविदिते पुष्करावर्तकानाम् (jātaṃ vaṃśe bhuvanavidite puṣkarāvartakānām) Me.6; Ku.2.5, Ve.3.2.

Derivable forms: puṣkarāvartakaḥ (पुष्करावर्तकः).

Puṣkarāvartaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣkara and āvartaka (आवर्तक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣkarāvartaka (पुष्करावर्तक).—i. e. puṣkara-āvarta + ka, m. A certain kind of cloud, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣkarāvartaka (पुष्करावर्तक).—[masculine] [plural] a cert. class of clouds.

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

Puṣkarāvartaka (पुष्करावर्तक):—[from puṣkara > puṣ] m. Name of a [particular] class of clouds, [Kālidāsa] (cf. puṣkalāv).

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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 (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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