Vasumat: 4 definitions

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Vasumat 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vasumat (वसुमत्) [=Vasumān] or Vasumadgiri refers to a mountain belonging to “Uttaratas or Uttaradeśa (northern division)” classified under the constellations of Śatabhiṣaj, Pūrvabhādrapada and Uttarabhādrapada, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Śatabhiṣaj, Pūrvabhādrapada and Uttarabhādrapada represent the northern division consisting of [i.e., Vasumat] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vasumat (वसुमत्).—a. Wealthy, rich.

-tī 1 The earth; वसुमत्या हि नृपाः कलत्रिणः (vasumatyā hi nṛpāḥ kalatriṇaḥ) R.8.83.

2) A wealthy woman.

3) A country.

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

Vasumat (वसुमत्).—mfn. (-mān-matī-mat) Wealthy, rich. f. (-tī) The earth. E. vasu wealth, and matup aff.

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

1) Vasumat (वसुमत्):—[=vasu-mat] [from vasu > vas] mfn. (vasu-) having or possessing or containing treasures, wealthy, rich (-tara, [Comparative degree]), [Ṛg-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] attended by the Vasus, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata, [Purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] of various other persons, [Śakuntalā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a mountain in the North, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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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.

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