Vetravati, Vetrāvatī, Vetravatī: 14 definitions


Vetravati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Hands of the Famous Rivers.—Vetrāvatī, the Sūci hand. Also see: Vyāvṛttacāpaveṣṭitau.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vetravati in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती).—A river very famous in the Purāṇas. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 16).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vetravatī (वेत्रवती).—A river from the Pāriyātra hill.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 28; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 98.

1b) A R. from the mountain Ṛṣyavān;1 sacred to the Pitṛs.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 114. 23.
  • 2) Ib. 22. 20. 163. 63.

1c) A R., a mahānadī summoned to Gayā by Lomeśa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 78.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.15, VI.10.18). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vetravatī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Vetravati in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती) is the name of a River, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Mars presides over the people residing in the west half of the countries on both banks of the Śoṇa, the Narmadā and the Beas; over those residing on the banks of the Nirvindhya, the Vetravatī, the Siprā, the Godāvarī, the Veṇa, the Gaṅgā, the Payoṣṇī, the Mahānadī, the Indus, the Mālatī and the Pārā; he also presides over the country of Uttarapāṇḍya, [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती) or Vettavatī is the name of a river situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Vetravatī, a river, is mentioned in the Milindapañho. From the Mātaṅga Jātaka we know that the city of Vettavatī was on the banks of the river of that name. It is the river Betwa in the kingdom of Bhopal, an affluent of the Jumnā, on which stands Bhilsā or the ancient Vidisā.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती).—

1) A female door-keeper.

2) Name of a river; (modern Betwā); सभ्रूभङ्गं मुखमिव पयो वेत्रवत्याश्चलोर्म्याः (sabhrūbhaṅgaṃ mukhamiva payo vetravatyāścalormyāḥ) Meghadūta 24.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती).—see prec. but one.

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

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती).—f. (-tī) The Retwa river, which rises in the province of Malwa, and following a north-easterly direction for about 340 miles, falls into the Jumna below Calpi. E. vetra a ratan, and matup aff.

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

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती).—i. e. vetra + vant + ī, f. 1. The name of a river, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 25. 2. A proper name, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 61, 15 (or, a female door-keeper, cf. 16 and vetrin).

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

1) Vetravatī (वेत्रवती):—[=vetra-vatī] [from vetra-vat > vetra] f. a female door-keeper, [Śakuntalā; Prabodha-candrodaya]

2) [v.s. ...] a form of Durgā, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] citra-rathī)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a river (now called the Betwā, which, rising among the Vindhya hills in the Bhopāl State and following a north-easterly direction for about 360 miles, falls into the Jumnā below Hamīrpur), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] of the mother of Vetrāsura, [Varāha-purāṇa]

5) Vetrāvatī (वेत्रावती):—[=vetrā-vatī] [from vetra] f. Name of a river, [Catalogue(s)] (cf. vetra-vatī and, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 75]).

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

Vetravatī (वेत्रवती):—(tī) 3. f. The Betwā river.

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Vetravati in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vetravati in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vētravati (ವೇತ್ರವತಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman (as the one guarding at the entrance) who is holding a rattan or bamboo stick.

2) [noun] name of a river.

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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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