Vapushtama, aka: Vapuṣṭamā; 2 Definition(s)


Vapushtama 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 Vapuṣṭamā can be transliterated into English as Vapustama or Vapushtama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vapuṣṭamā (वपुष्टमा).—The prominent queen of King Janamejaya. She was the daughter of Suvarṇavarmā, the King of Kāśī. (Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 2). Vapuṣṭamā had two sons, Śatānīka and Śaṅkukarṇa. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Stanza 86).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Vapuṣṭamā (वपुष्टमा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.40.8, I.44, I.90.94). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vapuṣṭamā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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