Pushpavrishti, Puṣpavṛṣṭi, Pushpa-vrishti: 11 definitions
Pushpavrishti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Puṣpavṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Puspavrsti or Pushpavrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Puṣpavṛṣṭi (पुष्पवृष्टि) refers to a “shower of flowers”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.20. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O sage, thereafter becoming fearless, I concluded the remaining rites of the marriage at the bidding of Śiva. O excellent sage, a shower of flowers (puṣpavṛṣṭi) dropped by the devas with great pleasure fell on the heads of Śivā and Śiva and also on all their sides. O Nārada, great festivities were conducted by the wives of the devas. Musical instruments were played, songs were sung, Vedic hymns were recited devoutly by groups of Brahmins. The celestial damsels Rambhā and others danced zealously”.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Puṣpavṛṣṭi (पुष्पवृष्टि) refers to a “shower of flowers”, according to the Brahmayāmala-tantra (or Picumata), an early 7th century Śaiva text consisting of twelve-thousand verses.—Accordingly, [while describing a haṭha-sādhana (foreceful practice)]: “[...] Hear what would transpire for him on the ninth day: A loud, terrifying sound arises in the hole, a sweet-smelling air is diffused [and] everywhere a shower of flowers (puṣpavṛṣṭi). All the gods shake with fear, their eyes quivering. Aghorī's spirits appear in the clear of dawn by the thousands, of great majesty and deformed visage. [...]”
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
puṣpavṛṣṭi (पुष्पवृष्टि).—f (S Showering down of flowers.) A phrase used in extolling an eloquent discussion or harangue.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
puṣpavṛṣṭī (पुष्पवृष्टी).—f A phrase used in extolling an eloquent discussion, harangue.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Puṣpavṛṣṭi (पुष्पवृष्टि).—f. a shower of flowers; परस्परशरव्राताः पुष्पवृष्टिं न सेहिरे (parasparaśaravrātāḥ puṣpavṛṣṭiṃ na sehire) R.12.94.
Derivable forms: puṣpavṛṣṭiḥ (पुष्पवृष्टिः).
Puṣpavṛṣṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣpa and vṛṣṭi (वृष्टि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭiḥ) See puṣpavarṣa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṣpavṛṣṭi (पुष्पवृष्टि):—[=puṣpa-vṛṣṭi] [from puṣpa > puṣ] f. = -varṣa n., [Ratnāvalī]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puṣpavṛṣṭi (पुष्पवृष्टि):—[puṣpa-vṛṣṭi] (ṣṭiḥ) 2. f. Shower of flowers.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Puṣpavṛṣṭi (ಪುಷ್ಪವೃಷ್ಟಿ):—[noun] a continuous dropping of flowers from above; a shower of flowers.
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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Ends with: Surapushpavrishti.
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