Vajapeya, Vaja-peya, Vājapeya: 11 definitions
Vajapeya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vājapeya (वाजपेय) is one of the seven forms of the Soma-sacrifice offered by kings or Brāhmans aspiring to the highest position, and preceding the Rājasūya and the Bṛhaspatisava.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vājapeya (वाजपेय).—A sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 372.
- 2) Ib. 30. 292; 104. 83; 111. 33.
- 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 40; IV. 3. 3; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 185.
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)
Vājapeya (वाजपेय) refers to one of the seven Somasaṃsthās or Somayajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Vājapeya] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.Source: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)
Vājapeya (वाजपेय) refers to the “sacrifice with well-cooked food” and represents one of the various rituals mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Vājapeya is one of the seven somayajñas.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Vājapeya.—(EI 22; CII 4; BL), name of a Vedic sacrifice. Note: vājapeya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vājapeya (वाजपेय).—Name of a particular sacrifice; Bhāg.3.12.4.
Derivable forms: vājapeyaḥ (वाजपेयः), vājapeyam (वाजपेयम्).
Vājapeya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāja and peya (पेय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yaḥ-yaṃ) A particular sacrifice. E. vāja the acetous fermentation of meal and water, and peya to be drank, (by the gods.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vājapeya (वाजपेय).—[masculine] [neuter] a cert. sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Vājapeya (वाजपेय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the sixth book of the Śatapathabrāhmaṇa in the Kāṇvaśākhā. Oxf. 395^a.
2) Vājapeya (वाजपेय):—śr. Oppert. Ii, 5325. 7444. 10357 (Āpast.). Rice. 46.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vājapeya (वाजपेय):—[=vāja-peya] [from vāja] mn. ‘the drink of strength or of battle’, Name of one of the seven forms of the Soma-sacrifice (offered by kings or Brāhmans aspiring to the highest position, and preceding the Rāja-sūya and the Bṛhaspati-sava), [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; ???; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of the 6th book of the Śatapatha-Brāhmaṇa in the Kāṇva-śākhā
3) [v.s. ...] m. = vājapeye bhavo mantraḥ, or vājapeyasya vyākhyānaṃ kalpaḥ, [Patañjali on Pāṇini 4-3, 66], [vArttika] 5 etc.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+3): Vajapeyadikshaviveka, Vajapeyadisamshayanirnaya, Vajapeyagraha, Vajapeyahautra, Vajapeyahotrisaptaka, Vajapeyaka, Vajapeyaklipti, Vajapeyakratorudgatriprayoga, Vajapeyamantraprayoga, Vajapeyapaddhati, Vajapeyaprayoga, Vajapeyarahasya, Vajapeyarajasuya, Vajapeyarcika, Vajapeyarcikaprayoga, Vajapeyasaman, Vajapeyasaptadashastotra, Vajapeyasarvaprishthaptoryamaudgatraprayoga, Vajapeyastomaprayoga, Vajapeyaudgatraprayoga.
Full-text (+53): Kuruvajapeya, Vajapeyagraha, Vajapeyin, Annapeya, Vajapeyahotrisaptaka, Vajapeyarajasuya, Vajapeyahautra, Vajapeyasaman, Vajapeyakratorudgatriprayoga, Vajapeyastomaprayoga, Vajapeyapaddhati, Vajapeyaprayoga, Vajapeyarahasya, Vajapeyaklipti, Vajapeyasarvaprishthaptoryamaudgatraprayoga, Vajapeyayupa, Vajapeyayajin, Vajapeyarcikaprayoga, Vajapeyarcika, Vajapeyaudgatraprayoga.
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Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa V, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Fifth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa V, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Fifth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa V, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Fifth Kāṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 39 - Savidyā Sandhyā, Lauhitya, Karatoyā, etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 38 - Gayā and Other Holy Places < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 25 - Vitastā, Malada, Maṇimanta, Brahmavālaka etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section LXIII < [Abhimanyu-badha Parva]
Section LXXXIV < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section LXVIII < [Abhimanyu-badha Parva]
Brahma Sutras (Vedanta Sutras) (by George Thibaut)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)