Vakpati, Vākpati, Vac-pati: 9 definitions

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Introduction:

Vakpati 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.

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: 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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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.]

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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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