Vapushmat, Vapuṣmat, Vapushman, Vapuṣmān: 9 definitions


Vapushmat 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vapuṣmat and Vapuṣmān can be transliterated into English as Vapusmat or Vapushmat or Vapusman or Vapushman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vapushmat in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Vapuṣmān (वपुष्मान्).—One of the ten sons of Priyavrata, who was a son of Svāyambhuva Manu, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Svāyambhuva Manu was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Vapuṣmān was made the lord of Plakṣadvīpa, one of the seven islands (dvīpa).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vapuṣmān (वपुष्मान्).—Son of Saṅkrandana, the King of Vidarbha. Dama, a famous King of Diṣṭa dynasty carried away by stealth Sumanā, the daughter of Cāruvarmā, the King of Daśārṇa, in consequence of which Vapuṣmān and Dama became enemies.

Vapuṣmān waited for an opportunity to take revenge and when a convenient moment came, he killed Nariṣyanta the father of Dama. Indrasenā the mother of Dama told him of his father’s murder and then jumping into the funeral pyre of her husband, she died. Because of grief at the loss of his parents and anger towards the slayer, Dama started with a mighty army and engaged Vapuṣmān in a fierce battle. He killed Vapuṣmān in the battle and with his blood he made offerings to the spirits of his parents. (Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, 133).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vapuṣmat (वपुष्मत्) refers to “embodied beings”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.5 (“The Tripuras are fascinated).—Accordingly, as Arihan said to the Lord of the Three Cities: “O ruler of the Asuras, listen to my statement, pregnant with wisdom. It is the essence of the Vedānta and bears high esoteric importance. [...] Just as we, the embodied beings (vapuṣmat), are afraid of death so also the bodies from Brahmā to the worm are afraid of death. If we analyse with a keen intellect, all the embodied being are equal. After coming to this conclusion it does not behove anyone to injure anyone else. There is no other virtue equal to the mercy shown to living beings. Hence all men shall strenuously practise acts of mercy to living beings. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vapuṣmat (वपुष्मत्).—(Atibāhu) a son of Priyavrata; king of Sālmalidvīpa; father of seven sons who were founders of seven kingdoms—Śveta, Harita, Jīmūta, Rohita, Vaidyuta, Mānasa, and Suprabha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 12, 32-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 17; 33. 9, 12; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 7. 13.

1b) (Bhārgava)—a sage of the epoch of III Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 78.

1c) A sage of the XI epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 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)

[«previous next»] — Vapushmat in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vapuṣmat (वपुष्मत्) refers to “one who is of fine physique”, representing a desirable characteristic of an astrologer (Jyotiṣa), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. He must be of noble birth and of agreeable appearance; meek, truthful and without jealousy; of proportional limbs; of joints well built and of good growth; have no physical defects; be of fine hands, feet, nails, eyes, chin, teeth, ears, forehead, eye-brows and head; of fine physique [i.e., vapuṣmat] and of high, sonorous voice”.

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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

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

Vapuṣmat (वपुष्मत्).—a.

1) Embodied, incarnate, corporeal; ददृशे जगतीभुजा मुनिः स वपुष्मानिव पुण्यसंचयः (dadṛśe jagatībhujā muniḥ sa vapuṣmāniva puṇyasaṃcayaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 2.56.

2) Beautiful, handsome; वपुष्मान् वीतभीर्वाग्मी दूतो राज्ञः प्रशस्यते (vapuṣmān vītabhīrvāgmī dūto rājñaḥ praśasyate) Ms. 7.64.

3) Well-built and fat (hṛṣṭapuṣṭa); अरोगप्रसवा नार्यो वपुष्मन्तो हि मानवाः (arogaprasavā nāryo vapuṣmanto hi mānavāḥ) Rām.7.41.19.

4) Complete, whole, unbroken (akṣata); शतं वाहसहस्राणां तण्डुलानां वपुष्मताम् (śataṃ vāhasahasrāṇāṃ taṇḍulānāṃ vapuṣmatām) Rām. 7.91.19 (com. abhagnasvarūpāṇām).

5) Materialist (dehātma- vādī); ततस्रेतायुगं नाम मानवानां वपुष्मताम् (tatasretāyugaṃ nāma mānavānāṃ vapuṣmatām) Rām.7.74.11. -m. Name of one of the Viśvedevas.

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

Vapuṣmat (वपुष्मत्).—mfn. (-ṣmān-ṣmantī-ṣmat) Having a body, corporeal, incarnate. E. vapus, matup aff.

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

1) Vapuṣmat (वपुष्मत्):—[=vapuṣ-mat] [from vapuṣ > vap] mfn. having a body, embodied, corporeal, [Kirātārjunīya]

2) [v.s. ...] having a beautiful form, handsome, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] containing the word vapus, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a deity enumerated among the Viśve Devāḥ, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Priya-vrata, [Purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi in the 11th Manv-antara, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a king of Kuṇḍina, [ib.]

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vapushmat in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vapushmaan is another spelling for वपुष्मान [vapuṣmāna].—adj. having a body or form; corporeal;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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