Ajaikapat, Ajaikapāt: 3 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ajaikapāt (अजैकपात्).—He was one of the eleven Rudras, who were born to Sthāṇudeva, the son of Brahmā. The eleven Rudras are:—

Mṛgavyādha 7. Dahana

Nirṛti 8. Īśvara

Ahirbudhnya 9. Kapāli

Pināki 10. Bharga

Sarpa 11. Sthāṇu.


(Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 66, Verse 2).*

*) The names of the Eleven Rudras given in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part I, Chapter 5 are: Hara, Bahurūpa, Tryambaka, Aparājita Vṛṣākapi, Śambhu, Kapardi, Raivata, Mṛgavyādha, Śarva, Kapāli. A total number of 100 Rudras are mentioned in the Purāṇas.

2) Ajaikapāt (अजैकपात्).—Among the sons of Viśvakarmā, we find one Ajaikapāt. Brahmā created Viśvakarmā. Viśvakarmā had four sons—Ajaikapāt, Ahirbudhnya, Tvaṣṭā and Rudra. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part I, Chapter 15).

2) This Ajaikapāt is one of those who are in-charge of preserving all the gold in this world. (Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 114, Verse 4).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ajaikapāt (अजैकपात्).—A Rudra, and a son of Bhūta and Sarūpā; the Bhūta chieftain1 one of the eleven Rudras.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 71; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 69.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 5. 29.

1b) The agni at Śālāmukhi; see upastheya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 25. Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 24.

1c) A muhūrta of the night.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 42.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ajaikapāt (अजैकपात्) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ajaikapāt) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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