Vaivasvatamanvantara, Vaivasvata-manvantara: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vaivasvatamanvantara in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vaivasvatamanvantara (वैवस्वतमन्वन्तर) or simply Vaivasvata refers to the one of the fourteen Manvantaras, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Vaivasvatamanvantara in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Vaivasvatamanvantara (वैवस्वतमन्वन्तर) refers to:—In one day of Brahmā, there are fourteen manvantaras, each living as long as 30,720,000 years. The current manvantara, Vaivasvata manvantara, is the seventh manvantara. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vaivasvatamanvantara (वैवस्वतमन्वन्तर).—Name of the 7th (the present) मन्वन्तर (manvantara).

Derivable forms: vaivasvatamanvantaram (वैवस्वतमन्वन्तरम्).

Vaivasvatamanvantara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaivasvata and manvantara (मन्वन्तर).

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

Vaivasvatamanvantara (वैवस्वतमन्वन्तर):—[=vaivasvata-manv-antara] [from vaivasvata] n. Name of the 7th or present Manvantara (q.v.), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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