Vishnumati, Viṣṇumatī: 2 definitions


Vishnumati 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 Viṣṇumatī can be transliterated into English as Visnumati or Vishnumati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Viṣṇumatī (विष्णुमती) was the queen of Śatānīka, the King from the Pāṇḍava family, who was the son of Janamejaya, and the grandson of King Parīkṣit, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 9. They had a son named Sahasrānīka.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Viṣṇumatī, 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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viṣṇumatī (विष्णुमती).—The queen of the king named Śatānīka. Sahasrānīka was the son born to Viṣṇumatī and Śatānīka. (Kathāsaritsāgara, Kathāmukhalambaka, Taraṅga 1).

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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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