Pushpavat, Puṣpavat: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Puṣpavat can be transliterated into English as Puspavat or Pushpavat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pushpavat in Vedanta glossary
Source: Google Books: Studies on the Moksopaya

Puṣpavat (पुष्पवत्) means “like a flower”, according to the 10th century Mokṣopāya or Mokṣopāyaśāstra 6.182.13-17.—Accordingly, “With regard to each of [the three:] perceiver (draṣṭṛ), perception (darśana) and perceived objects (dṛśya), the state of mere knowledge is the essence; therefore there is not in the least a difference from it (i.e. knowledge), like a flower in space [i.e., khapuṣpakhapuṣpa-vat] (is not different from space). (13) What is of the same kind becomes one. Therefore mutual perception [of things] determines their unity. (14) If wood, stones and other [material objects] did not have knowledge as their nature, then there would be a permanent nonperception of these, which would even be nonexistent. (15) When the whole beauty of perceptible objects has but one form of mere knowledge, then, whether it is different or identical, it becomes known through knowledge. (16) This whole [group of] perceptible objects in the world has expanded [as] mere knowledge, just as wind is mere movement and the ocean mere water. (17)”.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpavat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṣpavat (पुष्पवत्).—a.

1) Blooming, flowery

2) Set off with flowers. -m. (du.) The sun and moon; तेजस्विनौ विराजेते पुष्पवन्ताविवोदितौ (tejasvinau virājete puṣpavantāvivoditau) Śiva. B.2.23; रबित्वचन्द्रत्वाभ्यामेकशक्तिमदेव नियतद्विवचनाकाङ्क्षम् (rabitvacandratvābhyāmekaśaktimadeva niyatadvivacanākāṅkṣam).

-tī 1 A woman in her courses; पुष्पवत्यपि पवित्रा (puṣpavatyapi pavitrā) K.

2) A cow longing for the bull.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpavat (पुष्पवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Having flowers, flowery. m. always dual. (-ntī) The sun and moon. f. (-vatī) A woman during menstruation. E. puṣpa a flower, or expansion as at rising, &c. and matup aff.

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

Puṣpavat (पुष्पवत्).—[puṣpa + vat], adv. Like a flower or flowers, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1876.

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

1) Puṣpavat (पुष्पवत्):—[=puṣpa-vat] [from puṣpa > puṣ] 1. puṣpa-vat mfn. (puṣpa-) having f° or decorated with f°, flowery, blooming, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Daitya, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a man, [Saṃskārakaustubha]

4) [v.s. ...] of a prince, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a mountain in Kuśa-dvīpa, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] ([dual number]) sun and moon, [Bālarāmāyaṇa; Gaṇitādhyāya] (perhaps [from] -vanta)

7) [=puṣpa-vat] [from puṣpa > puṣ] 2. puṣpa-vat ind. like a f°, [Bhartṛhari]

8) Puṣpāvat (पुष्पावत्):—[=puṣpā-vat] [from puṣpa > puṣ] mfn. = puṣpa-vat1 [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

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

Puṣpavat (पुष्पवत्):—[puṣpa-vat] (vān) 5. m. Always dual. Sun and moon. f. A woman during menstruation. a. Flowery.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pushpavat in German

context information

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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