Vacayitva, Vācayitvā: 1 definition


Vacayitva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Vachayitva.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vacayitva in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vācayitvā (वाचयित्वा) refers to “causing (a letter) to be read”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.39 (“The gods arrive at Kailāsa”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Brahmā: “Dear child of great intellect, listen to the glory of Śiva, what lord Śiva did on receiving the auspicious letter, On reading the auspicious letter with joy, Śiva laughed in delight. The lord honoured them duly. Causing the letter to be read aloud (vācayitvā), He duly accepted the proposal. Honouring the messengers He informed them. He told the sages—‘Every thing is auspicious and well done. All of you shall grace the celebration of my marriage. The marriage proposal has been accepted by me’. [...]”

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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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