Vajapeyin, Vājapeyin: 4 definitions


Vajapeyin 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.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Vājapeyin indicates ‘a performer of the Vājapeya sacrifice’, although later the epithet was claimed also by the descendants of a vājapeyin and became stereotyped as a cognomen of the family.

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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 dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vājapeyin (वाजपेयिन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Rāmacandra, son of Sūryadāsa.

Vājapeyin has the following synonyms: Rāma naimiṣastha.

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

Vājapeyin (वाजपेयिन्):—[=vāja-peyin] [from vāja] mfn. one who has performed a Vāja-peya sacrifice, [Catalogue(s)]

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Vajapeyin in German

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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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