Pushpavan, aka: Puṣpavān; 5 Definition(s)

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Pushpavan 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 Puṣpavān can be transliterated into English as Puspavan or Pushpavan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Pushpavan in Purana glossaries]

Puṣpavān (पुष्पवान्):—Son of Satyahita (son of Ṛṣabha). He had son named Jahu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.7)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Puṣpavān (पुष्पवान्).—One of the seven major mountains in Kuśadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 87. It is also known by the name Kaṅka. Kuśadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Vapuṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Puṣpavān (पुष्पवान्):—One of the seven principal mountains of Kuśa-dvīpa. The corresponding river is called Sammati. (See Viṣṇu-purāṇa II.iv)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Viṣṇu-purāṇa

Puṣpavān (पुष्पवान्).—A King. This King who ruled supreme over all the three worlds also met with his death. The story of this King was quoted by Bhīṣma to illustrate that everything is transitory in this world. (Chapter 277, Śānti Parva).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Puṣpavān (पुष्पवान्).—The son of Satyahita, and father of Jahu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 7.

1b) A mountain in Kuśadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 50. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 41.

1c) Same as Droṇa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 57.

1d) The righteous son of Ṛṣabha (Vṛṣabha, vāyu-purāṇa.) Father of Satyahita.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 224; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 82.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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