Vajimedha, Vājimedha: 6 definitions
Vajimedha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)
Vājimedha (वाजिमेध).—See Aśvamedha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 52. 36; 63. 142 and 48; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 144; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 18. 85; VI. 8. 55.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Vājimedha (वाजिमेध).—[masculine] horse-sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vājimedha (वाजिमेध):—[=vāji-medha] [from vāji > vāja] m. a horse-sacrifice, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vājimedha (वाजिमेध):—[vāji-medha] (dhaḥ) m. Sacrifice of a horse.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Vājimēdha (ವಾಜಿಮೇಧ):—[noun] a royal sacrifice in which a king would let loose a consecrated horse, protected by an army, to move about at its free will as a challenge to other kings and it would be brought back after a year when the king would be consecrated as an emperor of the region in which the horse moved unchallenged; a horse-sacrifice.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Vaji, Vami, Medha.
Starts with: Vajimedhagey.
Full-text: Vajimedhagey, Hayamedha.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.2.19 < [Chapter 2 - The Killing of Keśī]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 37 - Sage Āraṇyaka Goes to Viṣṇu’s Heaven < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 102 - Erection of Five Palatial Shrines for Lakṣmaṇa and Others < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 16 - The group of Tīrthas and their eminence < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
Chapter 37 - The Arrival of Śaṅkha, Agastya and Others at Śrī Veṅkaṭācala < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 52 - The sacrificial horse is let loose < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 48 - The Fruits of the Recitation of the Bharata < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)