Avirhotra, Āvirhotra: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Avirhotra in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āvirhotra (आविर्होत्र).—A king of Viśvakarmā’s dynasty. Genealogy. From Viṣṇu were descended in the following order: Brahmā-Dharma-Prabhāsa-Viśvakarmā-Barhiṣmatī-Priyavrata-Āgnīdhra-Nābhi-Ṛṣabha-Āvirhotra.

Jayantī, Ṛṣabha’s wife bore to him twenty children who were: Bharata, Kuśāvarta, Ilāvarta, Brahmāvarta, Āryāvarta, Malaya, Ketu, Bhadrasena, Indrasprk, Vidarbha, Kīkaṭa, Kavi, Hari, Antarīkṣa, Prabuddha, Pippalāyana, Āvirhotra, Dramiḍa, Camasa and Karabhājana. The eldest of them, Bharata, became the ruler of India. From him this country came to be called "BHĀRATA". All the younger brothers ruled over the different parts of this country. (See full article at Story of Āvirhotra from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āvirhotra (आविर्होत्र).—A son of Ṛṣabha; a sage and a bhāgavata; asked as to the truth of karmayoga by Nimi, the sage instructed the king that karma, akarma and vikarma are vedavāda and not laukika which thesis he expanded.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 11; XI. 2. 21; 3. 41-55.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avirhotra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āvirhotra (आविर्होत्र):—[=āvir-hotra] [from āvir > āvis] m. Name of a man, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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