Vaktrambuja, Vaktrāmbuja, Vaktra-ambuja: 4 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vaktrāmbuja (वक्त्राम्बुज) refers to one having a “lotus-like face”, which is used to describe Satī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When Kāma (God of Love) reached the vicinity of Śiva, Spring spread all his splendour in accord with the inclination of the lord. [...] Drinking the nectar from her moon-face, Śiva stabilised his body. Sometimes he experienced exhilarating and particularly pleasing state. Just as a huge elephant that is bound with ropes cannot have any other activity. He was also bound by the sweet fragrance of her lotus-like face (vaktrāmbuja), her beauty and her jocular pleasantries”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaktrambuja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaktrāmbuja (वक्त्राम्बुज).—[neuter] a lotus-like face.

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

Vaktrāmbuja (वक्त्राम्बुज):—[from vaktra > vac] n. a lotus-like face, [Kāvyādarśa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Vaktrāmbuja (वक्त्राम्बुज):—n. Antlitzlotus [252,22.]

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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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