Vajrapata, Vajra-pata, Vajrapāta: 10 definitions


Vajrapata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vajrapat.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vajrapata in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vajrapāta (वज्रपात) refers to the “fall of (Indra’s) thunderbolt”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “After saying this and looking at him ferociously Indra raised his thunderbolt in order to kill him. On seeing Indra lifting up his thunderbolt, Śiva prevented the fall of the thunderbolt (vajrapāta) by making his hand benumbed. Then Śiva became furious. His eyes became terrible. He blazed with his burning splendour. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajrapata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vajrapāta (वज्रपात).—m (S) The falling of a thunderbolt: also a stroke of lightning.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vajrapāta (वज्रपात).—a stroke of lightning, fall of thunder-bolt; एतद्वैशसवज्रघोरपतनम् (etadvaiśasavajraghorapatanam) Uttararāmacarita 4.24; यावन्निष्ठुर- वज्रपातसदृशं देहीति नो भाषते (yāvanniṣṭhura- vajrapātasadṛśaṃ dehīti no bhāṣate) Udb.

Derivable forms: vajrapātaḥ (वज्रपातः).

Vajrapāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vajra and pāta (पात). See also (synonyms): vajrapatana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrapāta (वज्रपात).—m.

(-taḥ) A thunder-bolt, a stoke of lightning. E. vajra, pāta fall.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrapāta (वज्रपात).—[masculine] the fall of a thunderbolt or a stroke of lightning.

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

1) Vajrapāta (वज्रपात):—[=vajra-pāta] [from vajra > vaj] mfn. falling like a th°, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the fall of a th°, stroke of lightning, [Kāvya literature; Prabodha-candrodaya]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrapāta (वज्रपात):—[vajra-pāta] (taḥ) 1. m. Fall of a thunderbolt, stroke of lightning.

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Vajrapata 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajrapata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vajrapāta (वज्रपात) [Also spelled vajrapat]:—(nm) the stroke of lightning/thunderbolt; a terrible calamity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajrapata in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vajrapāta (ವಜ್ರಪಾತ):—[noun] the stroke of a thunderbolt.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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