Ekadashadhipatis, aka: Ekādaśādhipatis; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Ekādaśādhipatis can be transliterated into English as Ekadasadhipatis or Ekadashadhipatis, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Ekadashadhipatis in Purana glossaries]

Ekādaśādhipatis (एकादशाधिपतिस्).—Eleven adhipatis. For Devas the adhipati (ruling power) is Indra; for the stars, Candra; for Prajāpatis, Dakṣa; for wealth and Yakṣarakṣas, Kubera; for men Manu; for ṛṣis, Vasiṣṭha; for Grahajyotis, the Sun; for exudations, Varuṇa; for rivers, the Ocean; for Bhūtagaṇas, Śiva; and for the birds, Garuḍa.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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