Vaidyuta: 10 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

1) Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—One of the three sons of Jyotiṣmān, who was a son of Priyavrata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74.

2) Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—Name of a minor mountain (kṣudraparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a son of Priyavrata.

3) Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—One of the seven major mountains in Śālmalidvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 89. These mountains are big, yellow in colour and filled with gold. Śālmalidvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Dyutimān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata.

Priyavrata is a son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—A king of fire originating in waters, and hence cannot be quenched by waters. (Pāvaka Agni); a son of Brahmā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 2; 24; 11; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 7; 51. 26; 53. 8.

1b) A son of Vapuṣmat after whom came the kingdom Vaidyuta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 32-4; 33. 29-30; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 23, 129.

1c) A mountain in India.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 90; 47. 14.

1d) Mountain near Kailāsa, noted for lake Mānasa. It has the stream Sarayū and forest Vaibhrāja. Here lives Prahati's son, being a follower of Kubera.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 14-16.

1e) A Daitya in the fifth talam.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 36.

1f) A son of Sahiṣṇu, an avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 213.

1g) A hill near Kakudman.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 121. 16; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 14.

1h) A region of Śālmalidvīpa adjoining the hill Kanka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 45; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 40.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—a. (- f.) [विद्युत इदम् अण् (vidyuta idam aṇ)] Belonging to or proceeding from lightning, electric; वृक्षस्य वैद्युत इवाग्नि- रुपस्थितोऽयम् (vṛkṣasya vaidyuta ivāgni- rupasthito'yam) V.5.16; Uttararāmacarita 5.13.

-tam The fire or lustre of lightning; पिशङ्गवासा वनमालया बभौ घनो यथार्कोडुपचापवैद्युतैः (piśaṅgavāsā vanamālayā babhau ghano yathārkoḍupacāpavaidyutaiḥ) Bhāgavata 1.11.27;1.36.33.

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

Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—f. (-tī) Proceeding from lightning, electric.

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

Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—i. e. vidyut + a, adj. Proceeded from lightning, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 154 (agniḥ, A flash of lightning); [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 125, 11.

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

Vaidyuta (वैद्युत).—[adjective] relating to lightning; flashing, glittering.

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

1) Vaidyuta (वैद्युत):—mfn. ([from] vidyut) belonging to, or proceeding from lightning

2) flashing, brilliant (with śikhin m. the fire of lightning, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]; ta-kṛśānu m. idem, [ib.]), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

3) m. Name of a son of Vapuṣ-mat, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) of a mountain, [ib.]

5) [plural] Name of a school, [Caraṇa-vyūha]

6) n. ([probably]) the fire of lightning, [Yājñavalkya; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) Name of the Varṣa ruled by Vaidyuta, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Vaidyuta (वैद्युत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Surcharged with lightning.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaidyuta (ವೈದ್ಯುತ):—

1) [adjective] of, charged with or conducting electricity; electric.

2) [adjective] producing or produced by, electricity; electric.

3) [adjective] of, related to, caused by lightning.

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Vaidyuta (ವೈದ್ಯುತ):—

1) [noun] an electric current; electricity.

2) [noun] (myth.) name of a city in the heaven.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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