Agnishvatta, aka: Agniṣvāttā, Agniṣvātta, Agni-shvatta, Agnisvātta; 6 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Agniṣvāttā and Agniṣvātta can be transliterated into English as Agnisvatta or Agnishvatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Agniṣvātta (अग्निष्वात्त) refers to a classification of “manes” (Piṭr/Pitṛgaṇa), that came into existence from the drops of sweat from Brahmā’s body, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.3. Accordingly, as Brahmā perspired on account of fear from Śiva:—“[...] from the drops of sweat that fell from my body rose the manes (Pitṛgaṇas) who did not perform the sacrifices while they were living on earth [viz., Agniṣvāttas], who shone like split collyrium, had eyes resembling the full-bown lotus, were meritorious ascetics and were averse to worldly activities. These were sixty-four thousand in number, O sage, and the manes called Barhiṣads, lit. seated on grass, were eighty-six thousand”.Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
Agniṣvātta (अग्निष्वात्त).—One of the seven Pitṛs. The other six Pitṛs are: Vairāja, Gārhapatya, Somapa, Ekaśṛṅga, Caturveda and Kāla. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 11, Verses 44, 45 and 46).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Agniṣvāttā (अग्निष्वात्ता).—A pitṛgaṇa dwelling in the Somapāda region in the direction of Vaivasvata.1 Pitṛs representing ārttavas, the name given to householders who do not perform yajñas.2 Pitṛs in Viraja's kingdom. Their mind-born daughter Pīvarī was married by Śuka, son of Vyāsa.3 Gave Menā their mind-born daughter to Himavān;4 overlord of other pitṛs.5
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 63; V. 26. 5; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 18; II. 12. 13; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 6; Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 2; 110. 10.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 6-7; 23. 75-77; 28. 4, 16, 19, 20 and 73; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 6, 27f; 52. 67-8; 56. 13-15, 68; 73. 2-4.
- 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 75-80.
- 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 27-9, 31; 56. 13 and 68; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 19; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 31.
- 5) Matsya-purāṇa 14. 2; 18. 21; 19. 5; 102. 20; 126. 69; 141. 4, 13 and 16.
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Languages of India and abroad
agniṣvātta (अग्निष्वात्त).—m pl S Demigods or manes to whom funeral oblations are presented.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Agniṣvātta (अग्निष्वात्त).—see स्वात्तः (svāttaḥ)
Derivable forms: agniṣvāttaḥ (अग्निष्वात्तः).
Agniṣvātta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and ṣvātta (ष्वात्त).
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Agnisvātta (अग्निस्वात्त).—(written both as °svātta and °ṣvātta) (pl.) [अग्नितः (agnitaḥ) i. e. श्राद्धीयविप्रकर- रूपानलात् सुष्ठु आत्तं ग्रहणं येषां ते (śrāddhīyaviprakara- rūpānalāt suṣṭhu āttaṃ grahaṇaṃ yeṣāṃ te)] Name of a class of Pitṛs or Manes who, when living on earth, maintained the sacred or domestic fires, but who did not perform the Agniṣṭoma and other sacrifices. They are regarded as Manes of Gods and Brāhmaṇas and also as descendants of Marīchi; Ms.3.195. अग्निष्वात्ताः पितर एह गच्छत (agniṣvāttāḥ pitara eha gacchata) Tsy.188.8.131.52. (manuṣyajanmanyagniṣṭomādiyāgamakṛtvā smārtakarmaniṣṭhāḥ santo mṛtvā ca pitṛtvaṃ gatāḥ iti sāyaṇaḥ).
Derivable forms: agnisvāttaḥ (अग्निस्वात्तः).
Agnisvātta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and svātta (स्वात्त).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Agniṣvātta (अग्निष्वात्त).—m. pl.
(-ttāḥ) Demigods or names to whom funeral oblations are presented. They are said to be the sons of Marichi, and progenitors especially of the gods. E. agni, sva own, and ātta taken, who receive what is offered them by fire as their own.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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