Pushpamaya, Puṣpamaya, Pushpa-maya: 6 definitions


Pushpamaya 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 Puṣpamaya can be transliterated into English as Puspamaya or Pushpamaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pushpamaya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Puṣpamaya (पुष्पमय) refers to the “flower-arrows of Kāma (Madana)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.17. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] being asked thus by my son Dakṣa, I spoke with a smile thereby delighting Dakṣa, the lord of the subjects: ‘[...] Kāma could not conquer Śiva as he did not hit at any vulnerable point although he tried it by means of his flower-arrows (puṣpamaya). But He, without being hit by Kāma’s arrows, has now abandoned meditation on Ātman and begun to think of Satī. He is as excited as any other ordinary man’”.

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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 next»] — Pushpamaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpamaya (पुष्पमय).—adj., f. , Consisting of flowers, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 5, 17.

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

Puṣpamaya (पुष्पमय).—[feminine] ī consisting of flowers.

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

Puṣpamaya (पुष्पमय):—[=puṣpa-maya] [from puṣpa > puṣ] mf(ī)n. made or consisting of f°, flowery, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

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Pushpamaya in German

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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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