Vaibhraja, Vaibhrāja: 7 definitions

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Vaibhraja 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vaibhrāja (वैभ्राज).—A pleasure garden of gods;1 here Yayāti enjoyed with Viśvācī.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 14; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 16; Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 11.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 101; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 16.

1b) A mountain of Plakṣadvīpa, the residence of Bhrājiṣṇu;1 shining like quartzite (sphātika).2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 13; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 7.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 12.

1c) A forest in the Ketumālā continent (on the west of Ilāvṛta).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 83. 33; 131. 48; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 25.

1d) A forest on the shore of the Sarayū river.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 121. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 15.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Vaibhrāja (वैभ्राज) is the name of a big forest in Jambūdvīpa mentioned by Soḍḍhala in his Udayasundarīkathā. Jambūdvīpa is one of the seven continents (dvīpa) of Bhūrloka (earth). The soldiers were asked to seek Udayasundarī in these forests.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit work in the campū style, narrating the story of the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana, king of Pratiṣṭhāna. Soḍḍhala is a descendant of Kalāditya (Śilāditya’s brother) whom he praises as an incarnation of a gaṇa (an attendant of Śiva).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Vaibhraja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaibhrāja (वैभ्राज).—Name of a celestial grove or garden; आक्रीड इव वैभ्राजे विवस्वानप्सरोवृतः (ākrīḍa iva vaibhrāje vivasvānapsarovṛtaḥ) Bu. Ch.4.28 (cf. devodyānāni vaibhrājam).

Derivable forms: vaibhrājam (वैभ्राजम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaibhrāja (वैभ्राज).—n.

(-jaṃ) A garden of the gods, a celestial grove or garden. E. vi variously, bhrāj to shine, aff. ac and aṇ added.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaibhrāja (वैभ्राज).—i. e. vi-bhrāj + a + a, n. A garden of the gods.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaibhrāja (वैभ्राज).—[neuter] [Name] of a celestial grove.

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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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