Vakpati, Vākpati, Vac-pati: 12 definitions


Vakpati 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vākpati (वाक्पति).—A Satya god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 34.

1b) Is Bṛhaspati, the most auspicious of all planets for the king starting on an expedition.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 243. 25; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 31.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vākpati (वाक्पति) refers to the planet Jupiter, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Jupiter [i.e., vākpati] should be eclipsed by the lunar disc the men of Gāndhāra, of Sauvīraka, of Sindhu and of Kīra (Kāśmīra) the rulers of the Draviḍa countries and Brāhmins as well as food grains and mountains will suffer for ten months. If Mars should be so eclipsed the rulers of Traigarta (Lāhora) and of Mālavā, with their fighting men in their cars, the chiefs of Kulinda, the rulers of Śibi, of Audha, of Kuru (Delhi), of Matsya and of Śukti will suffer for six months”.

Source: Pt. Sanjay Rath: Bṛhaspati Kavacha Mantra

Vākpati (वाक्पति) refers to one of the 18 names of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) according to the Bṛhaspati-kavaca-mantra from the Brahmayāmalatantra. In jyotiṣa there is a saying that when Jupiter protects there is none that can destroy. The eighteen names of Jupiter (viz., Vākpati) relate to eighteen body parts starting from the top of head (śiras). One method uses this formula: Each name associates with two drekkāṇa reckoned from lagna in the horoscope.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXIX (1951-1952)

Vākpati (वाक्पति) is the name of an ancient king mentioned in the Maser inscription of a Śulkī chief.—Verses 16 to 18 contain important allusions to a number of kings with reference to whom some facts are stated, the nature of which it is impossible to make out. Thus Vākpati is stated to have done some act and the same verse refers to a Tantrādhipa in the nominative case. Muñja and Chachcha are mentioned further on in the genitive case.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vākpati (वाक्पति).—a. (vākpati) eloquent; oratorical. (-tiḥ) 1 Name of Bṛhaspati (in this sense vācasāṃpatiḥ is also used).

2) the constellation Puṣya.

Vākpati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāc and pati (पति).

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

Vākpati (वाक्पति).—mfn. (-tiḥ-tiḥ-ti) Eloquent. m.

(-tiḥ) A name of Vrihaspati. E. vāk speech, and pati master.

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

Vākpati (वाक्पति).—[masculine] lord of speech.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vākpati (वाक्पति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

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

1) Vākpati (वाक्पति):—[=vāk-pati] [from vāk > vāc] m. a lord of sp°, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Bṛhas-pati or the planet Jupiter, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira; and v.]

3) [v.s. ...] a master of sp° eloquent man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a Śaiva saint of a [particular] degree of perfection, [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Sadukti-karṇāmṛta]

6) [v.s. ...] mf(i or tnī)n. eloquent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vākpati (वाक्पति):—[vāk-pati] (tiḥ) 2. m. A name of Vrihashpati. a. Eloquent.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vakpati 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vākpati (ವಾಕ್ಪತಿ):—

1) [noun] = ವಾಕ್ಪಟು [vakpatu].

2) [noun] Brahma, the consort of Speech-Goddess Sarasvati.

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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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