Vaivasvata: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (V) 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.
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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: 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-English dictionary

[«previous (V) 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.

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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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