Pushkarini, Puṣkariṇī: 14 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Puṣkariṇī can be transliterated into English as Puskarini or Pushkarini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—Wife of Cākṣuṣa Manu. Cākṣuṣa got of Puṣkariṇī a son named Manu. (Chapter 18, Agni Purāṇa).

2) Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—Wife of Bhumanyu, emperor of Bhārata. Bhumanyu got of his wife Puṣkariṇī, six sons named Suhotra, Diviratha, Suhotā, Suhavis, Suyajus and Ṛcika. (Chapter 94, Ādi Parva).

3) Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—Wife of king Unmukha. Unmukha got of his wife Puṣkariṇī six sons named Aṅga, Sumanas, Khyāti, Kratu, Aṅgiras and Gaya. (4th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—The queen of Vyuṣṭa, and mother of Cakṣuṣ.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 14.

1b) The queen of Ulmuka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 17.

1c) See Vāruṇī—daughter of progenitor Vīraṇa; wife of Cākṣuṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 102. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 3.

1d) A tīrtha on the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 190. 16.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.21). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Puṣkariṇī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी) is the wife of Cakṣuṣa: son of Bṛhatī and Ripu, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Chāyā gave birth to five sons of Sṛṣṭi; they were Ripu, Ripuṃjaya, Vipra, Vṛṣala and Vṛkatejas. Bṛhatī the wife of Ripu gave birth to Cakṣuṣa. Puṣkariṇī gave birth to Cākṣuṣamanu, the son of Cakṣuṣa. In his race there were born Aṅga, Kradu, Śiva and many others.

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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)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी) is another name for Sthalapadmī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Ionidium suffruticosum Ging., synonym of Hybanthus enneaspermus or “spade flower” from the Hybanthus or “green violet” family of flowering plant, according to verse 5.81-83 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Puṣkariṇī and Sthalapadmī , there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी) refers to a name-ending for place-names mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions (reigned from 3rd century CE). Puṣkara means a blue lotus so Puṣkariṇī denotes a lotus pool. It also means a lake or pool in general. The names of some localities associated with pokharās or tanks have survived to modern times.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—f S pop. puṣkaraṇa f A small lake, pond, tank (esp. as abounding with the lotus). 2 A large well with steps.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—f puṣkaraṇa f A small lake, pond, tank. A large well with steps.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—

1) A female elephant.

2) A lotus-pool.

3) A piece of water, lake or pool in general; ततः पुष्करिणीं वीरौ पम्पां नाम गमिष्यथ (tataḥ puṣkariṇīṃ vīrau pampāṃ nāma gamiṣyatha) Rām.3.73.11.

4) The lotus-plant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी).—name of one of the groves (udyāna) of the Trāyastriṃśa gods: Mahāvastu i.32.4. (As common noun = Sanskrit id., lotus-pool, by the side of puṣkaraṇī, puṣkiriṇī, °ṇīkā, and °ṇīya, qq.v.)

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

1) Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी):—[from puṣkarin > puṣ] f. a lotus pool, any pool or pond, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Costus Speciosus or Arabicus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

4) [v.s. ...] a female elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Śiva-purāṇa]

6) [from puṣkarin > puṣ] of the w° of Cākṣuṣa and mother of Manu, [Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] of the m° of Manu Cākṣuṣa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] of the w° of Vyuṣṭa and m° of Cakṣus and grandm° of Manu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] of the w° of Ulmuka, [ib.]

10) [v.s. ...] of a temple in Maru or Marwar, [Buddhist literature]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pokkhariṇī.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Puṣkariṇī (पुष्करिणी):—(nf) a lake, pond; pond full of lotus flowers.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Puṣkariṇi (ಪುಷ್ಕರಿಣಿ):—

1) [noun] a female elephant.

2) [noun] a pool or lake having lotus plants.

3) [noun] an artificial water tank having stairs to go down (upto the bottom) on all sides.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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