Jaigishavya, Jaigīṣavya: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Jaigīṣavya can be transliterated into English as Jaigisavya or Jaigishavya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Jaigīṣavya (जैगीषव्य).—A hermit who attained salvation by the strength of his penance.

It is stated in Harivaṃśa Chapter 18, that three daughters, Aparṇā, Ekaparṇā and Ekapāṭalā were born to Himālaya by Menā and the hermit Devala married Ekaparṇā and the hermit Jaigīṣavya married Ekapāṭalā. In Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 229, mention is made that this hermit gave much advice to the hermit Devala, son of Asita, about the need for equanimity. On another occasion this hermit talked to Yudhiṣṭhira about the glory of Śiva. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 18, Stanza 37).

There is a story about how this hermit Jaigīṣavya attained the world of Brahmā. Once he reached the hermitage of Devala, who showed the necessary hospitalities. After a few days this hermit disappeared. After that he used to be seen only at the time of meals. Once Devala took his waterpot and went by air to the sea, to fetch water. When he reached the sea he saw Jaigīṣavya bathing there. Devala had gone when Jaigīṣavya was in the hermitage. How did he reach the sea before Devala? Devala filled the pot and returned thoughtful. When he reached the hermitage Jaigīṣavya was there. After this Devala travelled through the world of the inspired sages. Wherever he went, he saw Jaigīṣavya. He asked the inspired sages how it was possible. They praised the attainments, Jaigīṣavya had obtained, by his 'tapas' (penance). Finally in the sight of everybody, Jaigīṣavya flew to the world of Brahmā. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 50).

It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 11, Stanza 24, that this hermit Jaigīṣavya sits in the palace of Brahmā and carries on meditation and contemplation on Brahmā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Jaigīṣavya (जैगीषव्य).—Taught yoga to Viṣvaksena; wife Aparṇā, a daughter of Menā; got his siddhi at Benares.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 26; Matsya-purāṇa 13. 9; 180. 57.

1b) The son of Śatśalāka (Śataśilaka) married Ekapāṭala, a daughter of Himavān; mind-born sons Śankha and Likhita.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 20-21; Vāyu-purāṇa 72. 18-19.

1c) The avatār of the Lord in the 7th dvāpara with four sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 138.

1d) A Ṛtvik at the sacrifice of Brahmā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 106. 36.
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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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[«previous next»] — Jaigishavya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jaigīṣavya (जैगीषव्य).—Name of an ancient ṛṣi named along with Asita Devala; सनातनश्च दक्षश्च जैगीषव्यो भगन्दरः (sanātanaśca dakṣaśca jaigīṣavyo bhagandaraḥ) Bṛ. S.48.62.

Derivable forms: jaigīṣavyaḥ (जैगीषव्यः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jaigīṣavya (जैगीषव्य):—m. [patronymic] [from] jigīṣu ([gana] gargādi), Name of an ancient Ṛṣi (named along with Asita Devala), [Mahābhārata ii, ix, xii f.; Harivaṃśa 952; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā iii, 62; Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 21, 26.]

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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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