Vaivasvata: 11 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vaivasvata in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत).—Seventh Manu, see under Manu; epoch of;1 a son of Brahmā from the seventh face;2 from Ṛkāra Svara—the 7th face of the 14 faced god;3 eight devagaṇas born of Mārīca and Kaśyapa;4 sons of, nine.5 The great Śrāddhadeva.6

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 1. 109; 3. 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 15; 62. 4; 64. 1-2; 98. 71.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 127; 23. 114.
  • 3) Ib. 21. 39; 26. 39; 31. 15.
  • 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 109; Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 1-2.
  • 5) Ib. 64. 29-30.
  • 6) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 30-33.

1b) Yama, the God of death; overlord of the Pitṛs;1 offering of piṇḍas in śrāddha to;2 resident of Samyamana.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 174. 49; 213. 7; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 21. 30.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 8; 11. 94; 12. 39; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 15. 28.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 88; 108. 30; 111. 39.

1c) Temple of, in Supakṣa hill.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 39. 63.

1d) The planet Śanaiścara with Prakṛti of Rudra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 32.

1e) A son of Samjña; learned and great; antara of, constituting 28 yugas when rājaṛṣis rule at the end of which a period of 40 yugas set in;1 offered the kingdom of earth after the epoch of Cākṣuṣa Manu; the first Manu had nine sons; finding at first that he could not create beings he caused a sacrifice in honour of Mitra and Varuṇa out of which came Iḍā or Ilā.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 56; 99. 435, 457-60; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 2.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 85. 1-7.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत) (or simply Manu) is the son of Saṃjñā and Bhāskara (sun-god): the son of Aditi and Kaśyapa according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Saurapurāṇa 30.27-73 and chapter 31 descibes the vaṃśānucarita in an abridged form. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives—Saṃjñā, Rājñī, Prabhā and Chāyā. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives [viz., Saṃjñā]. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the sun-god in whose race were born the kings.

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत) also refers to the Vaivasvatamanvantara: one of the fourteen Manvantaras.—Accordingly, “The present, the seventh manvantara is Vaivasvata [viz., vaivasvatamanvantara]. In this manvantara, Purandara is the Indra who is the Subduer of the pride of the Asuras; The gods are the Ādityas, the Rudras, the Vasus and the Maruts. The seven seers are Vasiṣṭha, Kaśyapa, Atri, Jamadagni, Gautama, Viśvāmitra and Bharadvāja.

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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

1) Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत) refers to one of the male Vidyā-beings 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 Vaivasvata).

2) Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत) also refers to a deity summoned by the Yamāntaka-mantra and 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 Vaivasvata).

Source: Google Books: Vajrayogini

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत) is another name for Vaivasvata: protector deity of the southern cremation ground.—Yama is associated with the south and with the sun (vivasvat, descended from Sūrya), hence he is also Vaivasvata (Guhyasamayasādhanamālā 34) or “Yamavaivasvata”. He is also god of death, Kāla, whose agents brings departed souls to Yamapurī. Iconographically, the Śmaśānavidhi describes Yama as mounted on a buffalo (mahiṣārūḍha), black, red-eyed, fat, fearsome, holding a stick/cudgel (daṇḍa) and a skull bowl.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत).—[vivasvato'patyam aṇ]

1) Name of the seventh Manu who is supposed to preside over the present age; see under Manu; वैवस्वतो मनुर्नाम माननीयो मनीषिणाम् (vaivasvato manurnāma mānanīyo manīṣiṇām) R.1.11; U.6.18.

2) Name of Yama; यानं सस्मार कौबेरं वैवस्वतजिगीषया (yānaṃ sasmāra kauberaṃ vaivasvatajigīṣayā) R.15.45.

3) Name of Agni.

4) One of the eleven Rudras.

5) The planet Saturn.

-tam The present age or Manvantara, as presided over by Manu Vaivasvata or the seventh Manu.

Derivable forms: vaivasvataḥ (वैवस्वतः).

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

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Yama. 2. One of the Rudras. 3. The seventh Manu or the Manu of the present period. 4. The planet Saturn. n.

(-taṃ) The present age, presided over by the seventh Manu. E. vivasvat the sun, aṇ aff.

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

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत).—i. e. vivasvant + a, patronym., m. 1. Yama. 2. The seventh Manu, [Matsyopākhyāna] 9 (cf. [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 62). 3. One of the Rudras. 4. The planet Saturn.

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

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत).—[feminine] ī coming from the sun, relating to Yama or Manu; [masculine] patron, of Yama or Manu.

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

1) Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत):—mf(ī)n. ([from] vivasvat) coming from or belonging to the sun, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) relating or belonging to Yama Vaivasvata, [Kauśika-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

3) relating to Manu Vaivasvata, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

4) m. [patronymic] of Yama, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

5) of a Manu, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

6) of the planet Saturn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Name of one of the Rudras, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

8) n. ([scilicet] antara) Name of the 7th or present Manv-antara (as presided over by Manu Vaivasvata), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत):—(taḥ) 1. m. Yama; Rudra; 7th Manu; planet Saturn.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Vaivasvata (वैवस्वत):—(von vivasvant)

1) adj. (f. ī) von der Sonne kommend: prabhā [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 99, 44.] —

2) m. ein Sohn Vivasvant's: a) patron. Yama's [Amarakoṣa 1,1, 1, 54.] [Halāyudha 1, 71.] [Ṛgveda 9, 113, 8. 10, 14, 1. 57, 7. 60, 10. 164, 2.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 6, 116, 1. 2. 8, 2, 11. 18, 3, 13.] [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 10, 7, 2.] [GṚHY., ed. STENZLER S. 47.] [Kaṭhopaniṣad 1, 7.] [Spr. 2404] ([Manu’s Gesetzbuch]). [Mahābhārata 3, 11996. 5, 519. 13, 3500.] [Harivaṃśa 1003. 4921. 4923. 13133.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 64, 37.] [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 2, 66, 38. 4, 16, 39. 41, 67. 6, 5, 11.] [Raghuvaṃśa 15, 45. 57.] [Spr. (II) 1974.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 43, 52.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 150.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 26, 6.] vaivasvatasya sadanam [Mahābhārata 1, 1710.] vaivasvatasyālayamabhyupaiti [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 69, 23.] vaiśvavatālaya [Suśruta 1, 116, 17.] kṣaya [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 73, 32. 4, 21, 5.] pura [Mahābhārata 7, 7082.] vaivasvatapathe (vaśe st. pathe die neuere Ausg.) sthitaḥ [Harivaṃśa 4109.] — b) patron. eines Manu [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 8, 10, 24.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 13, 4, 3, 3.] [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 10, 7, 1.] [Mahābhārata 3, 12755.] [Harivaṃśa 410. 442. 542. 552] (manurvaiva mit der neueren Ausg. zu lesen). [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 70, 20.] [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 11.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 264. 266. 348.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 3, 15.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 53, 7.] manvantara [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1175. 1245.] [Oxforder Handschriften 300,a,7.] — c) patron. Saturns [Śabdakalpadruma] und [WILSON.] — d) Name eines Rudra [Jaṭādhara] in [Oxforder Handschriften 190,a,38.] —

3) f. ī a) der Süden [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — b) eine Tochter des Sonnengottes [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 107.] tapatī [Mahābhārata 1, 3791. 6632.] śraddhā vaivasvatī seyaṃ sūryasya duhitā [?12, 9449; vgl. The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 12, 7, 3, 11.] —

4) adj. (f. ī) a) Yama Vaivasvata gehörig, zu ihm in Beziehung stehend [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 82. 86.] [Mahābhārata 6, 5802.] sabhā [13, 3499.] loka [15, 903.] — b) zu Manu Vaivasvata in Beziehung stehend: antara, manvantara [Mahābhārata 12, 12808.] [Harivaṃśa 171. 177.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa] bei [MUIR, Stenzler 4, 104. fg. 118.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 100, 37.]

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