Vacaspati, aka: Vācaspati; 3 Definition(s)
Vacaspati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Vachaspati.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1b) The name of Vyāsa of the 21st dvāpara; Dāruka avatār of the Lord.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 194.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.
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
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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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 5 - Sāṃkhya kārikā, Sāṃkhya sūtra, Vācaspati Miśra and Vijñāna Bhiksu < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Part 3 - Sāṃkhya and Yoga Literature < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Part 18 - Upamāna and Sabda < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - Vācaspati Miśra (a.d. 840) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 11 - Padmapāda (a.d. 820) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 7 - Śaṅkara and his School < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XXIII - Members of a Syllogism (avayava) < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Chapter XXII - Inference < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Chapter VII - The Doctrine of Apoha or the Import of Words < [Part I - Metaphysics]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter I.f - Time of Prabhācandra (Jaina philosopher) < [Chapter I - Introduction]