Padmavati

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Padmāvatī may refer to:

Ancient city[edit]

  • Padmavati_Pawaya the celebrated ancient city mentioned in Sanskrit classics and inscriptions.

Deity[edit]

  • Alamelu, aka Padmāvatī, Hindu goddess and consort of Sri Venkateshwara of Tirupati.
  • Another name for the Hindu serpent goddess Manasa.
  • Padmavati (Jainism), Jain goddess.

Given name[edit]

Padmāvatī is a common name among Hindu ladies, especially those hailing from South India.

  • Rani Padmavati, a chief concubine of Emperor Ashoka The Great and the mother of his second son and heir presumptive, Kunala.
  • Rani Padmini, also known as Padmavati, the queen of Chittor and the wife of 14th century King Rawal Ratan Singh, celebrated in Padmavat.
  • Dr. S. I. Padmavati, Indian cardiologist, Padma Vibhushan.

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Padmāvatī, the name of an important character in Bhasa's immortal Swapna Vāsavadattam (one of 13 classical Sanskrit works rediscovered in the archives of an ancient Kerala temple in 1912 AD).
  • Padmāvatī, the name of the heroine in the eponymous Bengali novel written by Alaol in the 17th century AD.

Others[edit]

  • Padmavat, a celebrated ballad written in the Awadhi dialect of Hindi by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, a 16th-century Indian Sufi poet, about Rani Padmini.
  • Padmâvatî (opera), the title of an opera by French composer Albert Roussel.

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