Vaikrita, Vaikṛta: 9 definitions


Vaikrita 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.

The Sanskrit term Vaikṛta can be transliterated into English as Vaikrta or Vaikrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vaikṛta (वैकृत) refers to the first five classes of cosmic creation (sarga), namely: [mukhyasarga, tiryaksarga, devasarga, rājasasarga, bhūtādisarga], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.15:—“[...] then again at the bidding of Lord Śiva the Bhūtādikasarga (Bhūtādisarga) appeared. Thus five types of creation collectively called Vaikṛta were set in motion by me. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaikṛta (वैकृत).—A mountain noted for śrāddha offerings.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 28; Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 28.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vaikṛta (वैकृत).—lit. subjected to modifications; which have undergone a change; the term, as contrasted with प्राकृत (prākṛta), refers to letters which are noticed in the Samhitapatha and not in the Padapatha. The change of अस् (as) into ओ (o), or of the consonant त् (t) into द् (d) before soft letters, as also the insertion of त् (t) between त् (t) and स् (s) etc. are given as instances. cf. वैकृताः ये पदपाठे अदृष्टाः । यथा प्रथमास्तृती-यभूताः, अन्तःपाताः इत्येवमादयः (vaikṛtāḥ ye padapāṭhe adṛṣṭāḥ | yathā prathamāstṛtī-yabhūtāḥ, antaḥpātāḥ ityevamādayaḥ)

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaikṛta (वैकृत).—a S Changed (in form or in combination).

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaikṛta (वैकृत).—a. (- f.)

1) Changed.

2) Modified.

3) Relating to Sattva (sāttvika); Bhāg.11.24.8.

3) Disfigured; यदि मन्त्राङ्गहीनोऽयं यज्ञो भवति वैकृतः (yadi mantrāṅgahīno'yaṃ yajño bhavati vaikṛtaḥ) Mb.12.272. 1.

4) Not natural.

-tam [vikṛtasya bhāvaḥ aṇ]

1) Change, alteration, modification.

2) Aversion, disgust, loathing.

3) Change in state, appearance &c., disfigurement; उदडीयत वैकृतात् करग्रहजादस्य विकस्वरस्वरैः (udaḍīyata vaikṛtāt karagrahajādasya vikasvarasvaraiḥ) N.2.5; वैकृतं त्वग्निहोत्रे स लक्षयित्वा महातपाः (vaikṛtaṃ tvagnihotre sa lakṣayitvā mahātapāḥ) Mb.3.137.3.

4) A portent, any event foreboding evil; तत् प्रतीपपवनादि वैकृतं प्रेक्ष्य (tat pratīpapavanādi vaikṛtaṃ prekṣya) R.11.62.

5) Fraud, cheating (kapaṭa); Mb.3.149.15.

6) Agitation.

-taḥ = अहंकारः (ahaṃkāraḥ) q. v.

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

Vaikṛta (वैकृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Changed, in mind or form. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Aversion, disgust. 2. Change in mind or from. 3. An event forboding evil. f. (-tī) Hideous, loathsome. E. vikṛta the same, aṇ pleonasm.

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

Vaikṛta (वैकृत).—i. e. vikṛti + a, I. adj. Changed. Ii. n. 1. Change, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 45; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 314. 2. Aversion.

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

Vaikṛta (वैकृत).—[adjective] produced by change, derived, secondary; altered, disfigured, ugly; unnatural, artificial. [neuter] change, alteration, degeneration, unnatural condition or apparition; aversion, enmity.

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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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