Vainateya: 12 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vainateya in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vainateya (वैनतेय).—One of the prominent sons of Garuḍa. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 101, Stanza 10).

2) Vainateya (वैनतेय).—Son of Vinatā. (Garuḍa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vainateya (वैनतेय).—The Garuḍa;1 abode of, as tall as the Kailāsa hills;2 city of, in the fourth talam or gabhastalam.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 150. 214; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 116; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 137.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 163. 67-8.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 34; III. 7. 229; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 33.

1b) (the Garuḍam) the Purāṇa of 19,000 stanzas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 8.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vainateya (वैनतेय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.39, I.65, I.60.37) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vainateya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Vainateya (वैनतेय) is the name of a Garuḍa mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Vainateya).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vainateya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vainateya (वैनतेय).—

1) Name of Garuḍa; वैनतेय इव विनतानन्दनः (vainateya iva vinatānandanaḥ) K.; R. 11.59;16.88; वैनतेयश्च पक्षिणाम् (vainateyaśca pakṣiṇām) (asmi) Bg.1.3.

2) Name of Aruṇa.

Derivable forms: vainateyaḥ (वैनतेयः).

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

Vainateya (वैनतेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Garuda or Aruna. E. vinatā their mother, ṭhak aff.

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

Vainateya (वैनतेय).—i. e. vi-natā, A proper name, the wife of Kāśyapa (vb. nam), + eya, metronym., m. Garuḍa, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 6, 6.

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

Vainateya (वैनतेय).—[adjective] descended from Vinatā, [Epithet] of Aruṇa & Garuḍa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vainateya (वैनतेय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

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

1) Vainateya (वैनतेय):—[from vainataka] m. ([from] vi-natā) [metronymic] [from] vi-natā, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata] (also [plural])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Garuḍa ([Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.) and of Aruṇa ([Matsya-purāṇa])

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Garuḍa, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Sadukti-karṇāmṛta]

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

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

Vainateya (वैनतेय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. A name of Garuḍa.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vainateya (वैनतेय):—m.

1) ein Sohn der Vinatā Schol. zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 113. 120.] pl. [Mahābhārata 1, 2548] (alle aufgezählt). [13, 7644.] metron. Garuḍa’s [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 24.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 221. 231.] [Medinīkoṣa y. 127.] [Hārāvalī 10.] [Halāyudha 1, 30.] [Bhagavadgītā 10, 30.] [Mahābhārata 1, 7668. 13, 870.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 14, 25. 42, 17. 3, 53, 58. 4, 40, 40.] [Raghuvaṃśa 11, 59. 16, 88.] [Vikramorvaśī 6, 7.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 22, 186.] [NĀGĀN. 44, 3. 59, 16.] [PAÑCAR. 1, 10, 70. 13, 15.] [Pañcatantra 44, 14.] metron. Aruṇa’s [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 102,] [Scholiast] [Medinīkoṣa] [Matsyapurāṇa im Śabdakalpadruma] Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Garuḍa [Mahābhārata 5, 3595.] f. vainateyī [Scholiast] zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 15.] —

2) pl. Name einer Schule [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 265.]

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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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