Vamanapurana, Vāmanapurāṇa, Vamana-purana: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण).—One of the eighteen Purāṇas. (See under Purāṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण).—A mahāpurāṇa comprising ten*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 24; 13. 7; Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 23.
Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण) refers to one of the eighteen Major Puranas according to the Matsyapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The lists of eighteen Mahāpurāṇas (e.g., vāmanapurāṇa) and eighteen Upapurāṇas are not same everywhere, as some names are dropped in some references whereas some are included in others. It can be noticed that, except the Vāyuapurāṇa and the Śivapurāṇa, the names of the Mahāpurāṇas are similar in almost all the Purāṇas.
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण) should be donated (dāna) on either on the twelfth or the fourteenth tithi according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the donation of the various Purāṇas to various recipients on different tithis along with the merits thereof are given in the ninth chapter.—[...] The Vāmanapurāṇa should be donated either on the twelfth or the fourteenth tithi which leads one to the abode of Vāmana.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण) refers to:—One of the eighteen Purāṇas, Vedic supplementary literatures. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Languages of India and abroad
Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण).—Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas.
Derivable forms: vāmanapurāṇam (वामनपुराणम्).
Vāmanapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāmana and purāṇa (पुराण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Io. 241. 400. Oxf. 45^b. L. 1264. Khn. 32. K. 30. B. 2, 28. 30. Bik. 216. Kāṭm. 2. Rādh. 40. Oudh. Xi, 6. Xix, 36. Np. V, 10. Burnell. 192^b. Bhk. 13. Oppert. Ii, 4923. 6952. 7739. Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Varāhapurāṇa Oxf. 59^a, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b. Vāmanapurāṇe Karakacaturthīkathā. Ben. 53.
—Kāyajvalīvratakathā. Bhr. 52.
—Gaṅgāmānasikasnāna. Taylor. 1, 414.
—Gaṅgāmāhātmya. Taylor. 1, 60.
—Dadhivāmanastotra. Burnell. 200^b.
—Varāhamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 83.
—Veṅkaṭagirimāhātmya. Burnell. 192^b. Taylor. 1, 439.
2) Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण):—Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 83. Stein 213.
—[commentary] by Rāmacandra Bhaṭṭa. Stein 214. Vāmanapurāṇe Tulasīstavarāja. Fl. 45.
—Pāpapraśamanastava. Fl. 430 (double).
—Vāmanaprādurbhāva. Stein 214.
—Viṣṇoḥ Sārasvataṃ stotram. Fl. 430.
3) Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण):—Ulwar 868.
4) Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण):—As p. 172 (inc.). Cs 4, 196 (inc.). 199. 200. Io. 241. 400. 2678 ([fragmentary]). Vāmanapurāṇe Suprabhātastotram. L.. 310, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vāmanapurāṇa (वामनपुराण):—[=vāmana-purāṇa] [from vāmana] n. Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas (said to have been related by Pulastya to Nārada, and containing an account of the dwarf-incarnation of Viṣṇu), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 514.]
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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.
Vāmanapurāṇa (ವಾಮನಪುರಾಣ):—[noun] = ವಾಮನ [vamana]2 - 6.
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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Partial matches: Vamana, Purana.
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