Irāvatī

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Iravati, IrAvatI, Iraavati


  1. The vaṭapatrī tree
  2. A kind of Coleus Aniboinicus[1]
  3. A river[2]

Gender

Irāvatī is a feminine form.

Origin

General

It is derived from "irā vidyate'syāḥ iti" which means 'She who possesses liquor/water (irā)'.

Grammatical

It can be split as irā+matup.

Usage

In Mahābhārat, it was used to refer to

Vipāśā, śatadruḥ, candrabhāgā, Sarasvatī, Irāvatī, Vitastā, Sindhuḥ, and the divine river Gaṅgā”


References

  1. As per Rājanirghaṇṭa
  2. As per Mahābhārat
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu