Vetravati, aka: Vetrāvatī, Vetravatī; 8 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.

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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India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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-English dictionary

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Vetravatī (वेत्रवती).—

1) A female door-keeper.

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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