Vaikartana: 5 definitions
Vaikartana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vaikartana (वैकर्तन).—Another name of Karṇa.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vaikartana (वैकर्तन).—Name of Karṇa; हतो वैकर्तनः कर्णो दिवाकरसमद्युतिः (hato vaikartanaḥ karṇo divākarasamadyutiḥ) Mb.12.5.14.
Derivable forms: vaikartanaḥ (वैकर्तनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vaikartana (वैकर्तन):—[from vaikarta] mfn. ([from] vi-kartana) relating or belonging to the sun, [Rāghavapāṇḍavīya]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Karṇa (as son of the sun), [Mahābhārata]
3) [v.s. ...] [patronymic] of Su-grīva, [Rāghavapāṇḍavīya]
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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Starts with: Vaikartanakula.
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 135 - The Greatness of Sābhramatī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 21 - The greatness of Puṣkara and some important vows < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Harsha-charita (by Bāṇabhaṭṭa)