Vairocananiketana: 4 definitions


Vairocananiketana 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.

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

Vairocananiketana (वैरोचननिकेतन).—n.

(-naṃ) Patala the intermediate region between the earth and Tartarus or Naraka, over part of which Bali presides. E. vairocana the prince Bali, and niketana abode; the sovereign of this name being an incarnate Daitya or hereditary foe of the gods, and being invested with a sovereignty in the lower regions after his humilation by Vishnu.

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

Vairocananiketana (वैरोचननिकेतन).—n. (The abode of Bali, i. e.) Pātāla, the intermediate region between the earth and Naraka, over which part Bali presides.

Vairocananiketana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vairocana and niketana (निकेतन).

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

Vairocananiketana (वैरोचननिकेतन):—[=vairocana-niketana] [from vairocana] n. ‘abode of Bali’, the lower regions, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vairocananiketana (वैरोचननिकेतन):—[vairocana-niketana] (naṃ) 1. m. Pātāla, the intermediate region between the earth and hell.

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