Tejovati, aka: Tejovatī; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tejovatī (तेजोवती) is the city city of Agni, guardian (dikpāla) of the south-eastern direction, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 76.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Tejovatī (तेजोवती).—The capital city of Agni. This is situated on the south-east corner of Mahāmeru. In the centre is Manovatī, capital city of Brahmā. To the east of it is Amarāvatī, capital city of Indra. In the south-east corner is Tejovatī. In the south is Saṃyamanī, city of Yama. In the south-west is Kṛṣṇāñjanī of Nirṛti. In the west is Śraddhāvatī of Varuṇa. In the north west is Gandhavatī of Vāyu. In the north is Mahodayā of Kubera. In the north east corner is Yaśovatī of Īśāna. (8th Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Tejovatī (तेजोवती).—A Śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 73.

1b) The name of the Agni sabhā on the second inner slope of Meru, throwing effulgence on all sides; there live sages and seers bowing down to Agni.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 34. 78-85.
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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Tejovatī (तेजोवती) refers to the city of Agni, situated on the south-eastern lower slope of mount Meru, according to Parākhyatantra 5.66. Meru is the name of a golden mountained situated in the middle of nine landmasses (navakhaṇḍa): Bhārata, Hari, Kimpuruṣa, Ramyaka, Ramaṇa, Kuru, Bhadrāśva, Ketumāla and Ilāvṛta. Together these khaṇḍas make up the continent known as Jambūdvīpa.

Tejovatī is also known by the name Sutejaskā or Sutejovatī and is mentioned in various other sources, eg., the Svacchanda-tantra 10.132-136, Kiraṇa-āgama 8.51-54, Mṛgendra-āgama vidyāpāda 13.47-54, Sarvajñānottara-tantra adhvaprakaraṇa 34-36 and Mataṅga-āgama vidyāpāda 23.60-63

The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Tejovatī (तेजोवती) is the name of the wife of king Vihitasena, living in the city of Timirā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 17. Their story was told by Yaugandharāyaṇa to king Udayana in order to settle the mind of queen Vāsavadattā.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Tejovatī, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Tejovatī (तेजोवती) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī (Celastrus paniculatus, black oil plant or intellect tree) from the Celastraceae or “staff vine” or “bittersweet family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.83-86 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The Raj Nighantu reads Jyotiṣmatī and Tejovatī together while Bāpālāl identifies Tejovatī with Zanthoxylum budrunga (cape yellowwood or Indian ivy-rue) from the Rutaceae or “rue” or “citrus” family.

Tejovatī is mentioned as having thirty-one synonyms: Bahurasā, Kanakaprabhā, Tīkṣṇā, Suvarṇanakulī, Lavaṇāgnidīptā, Tejasvinī, Suralatā, Agniphalā, Agnigarbhā, Kaṅguṇī, Śailasutā, Sutailā, Suvegā, Vāyasī, Tīvrā, Kākāṇḍī, Vāyasādanī, Gīrlatā, Śrīphalī, Saumyā, Brāhmī, Lavaṇakiṃśukā, Pārāvatapadī, Pītā, Pītatailā, Yaśasvinī, Medhyā, Dhīrā, Latā and Medhāvinī.

Properties and characteristics: “Jyotiṣmatī is bitter in rasa (tikta) dry (rūkṣa) and slightly pungent (kaṭu). It quells vāta and kapha. While Tejovatī gives burning sensations. It stimulates digestion and enhances the function of the brain i.e. mental power (medhā) and wisdom (prajñā)”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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