Pushpamitra, Puṣpamitra: 6 definitions



Pushpamitra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Puṣpamitra can be transliterated into English as Puspamitra or Pushpamitra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Puṣpamitra (पुष्पमित्र).—The commander-in-chief of the Mauryan King Bṛhadratha; did away with his master and sons, of whom the first ruled for seven years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 150; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 337-8.

1b) A King of the Mahiṣas, ruled for six years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 187; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 374.

1c) A royal dynasty after the Bāhlikas in the Kingdom of Magadha.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 58.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: academia.edu: The epoch of the Mahavira-nirvana

Pushpamitra dynasty according to Harivamsa Purana and Tiloyapannati.—Starting from the epoch of Mahavira nirvana (1189 BCE), Palaka ruled for 60 years, Vishaya kings for 150 years, Murundas for 40 years, Pushpamitra for 30 years, Vasumitra & Agnimitra for 60 years, Gandhavvaya or Rasabha kings for 100 years, Naravahana for 40 years, Bhattubanas for 242 years and Guptas for 231 years.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpamitra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpamitra (पुष्पमित्र).—[masculine] [Name] of [several] kings.

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

1) Puṣpamitra (पुष्पमित्र):—[=puṣpa-mitra] [from puṣpa > puṣ] m. ([varia lectio] puṣya-m) Name of a king (according to the Brāhmanical account, a general of the last Maurya dynasty and father of prince Agni-mitra, or according to Buddhists, a king, the successor of Puṣyadharman), [Mālavikāgnimitra; Purāṇa; Buddhist literature] (cf, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 167 n. 2])

2) [v.s. ...] of another king, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Puṣpamitra (पुष्पमित्र):—(pu + mitra) m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 1, 68, Vārttika von Kātyāyana. 4, Scholiast] nach den brahmanischen Nachrichten ein Heerführer des letzten Maurya und Vater des Fürsten Agnimitra, nach buddhistischen Nachrichten ein Fürst, Nachfolger von Puṣyadharman, [Mālavikāgnimitra 70, 15. 21.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 470.] [Burnouf 424,] [Nalopākhyāna 430. fgg.] [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde II, 271. 345.] Denselben Namen führt noch ein anderer Fürst [Viṣṇupurāṇa] [?478; vgl. Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde I, 657, Nalopākhyāna Nach WEBER in Weber’s Indische Studien 5, 150] ist puṣyamitra die richtige Form, wie auch [WASSILJEW 50. 203] hat.

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Puṣpamitra (पुष्पमित्र):—[Bhāgavatapurāṇa 12, 1, 32.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Puṣpamitra (पुष्पमित्र):—m. Nomen proprium zweier Fürsten ; Pl. einer Dynastie. Richtig puṣyamitra.

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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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