Vacaspati, aka: Vācaspati; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vachaspati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Vācaspati (वाचस्पति).—Bṛhaspati (s.v.) who by means of propitiatory ceremonies to planets, etc., disillusioned Raji's sons and won back the kingdom for Indra;1 worship of.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 24. 44-9.
  • 2) Ib. 73. 7.

1b) The name of Vyāsa of the 21st dvāpara; Dāruka avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 194.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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vācaspati (वाचस्पति).—m (S) A name of bṛhaspati, the regent of the planet Jupiter and preceptor of the gods.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vācaspati (वाचस्पति).—[vācaḥ patiḥ ṣaṣṭhaṣaluk]

1) The lord of speech', an epithet of Bṛhaspati, preceptor of the gods; अविज्ञात- प्रबन्धस्य वचो वाचस्पतेरपि । व्रजत्यफलताम् (avijñāta- prabandhasya vaco vācaspaterapi | vrajatyaphalatām) Ki.11.43; also वाचसांपतिः (vācasāṃpatiḥ).

2) The constellation Puṣya.

3) An orator.

4) The Veda; ततो वाचस्पतिर्जज्ञे तं मनः पर्यवेक्षते (tato vācaspatirjajñe taṃ manaḥ paryavekṣate) Mb.14. 21.9.

5) Name of a lexicographer.

Derivable forms: vācaspatiḥ (वाचस्पतिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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