Ajaikapat, Ajaikapāt: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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
- 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.
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.
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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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 146 - Greatness of Amareśvara Kuṇḍa < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 16 - The Efficacy of the River Nīlagandhavatī < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 87 - Greatness of Bhūteśvara < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CXIV < [Bhagavat-Yana Parva]
Section CCVIII < [Mokshadharma Parva]
Section LXVI < [Sambhava Parva]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 45 - Vishnu’s Birth As a dwarf < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 3 - An Account of Various Families; Daksha’s Offspring < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]