Varahapurana, Varāhapurāṇa, Varaha-purana, Vārāhapurāṇa: 10 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण).—See under Purāṇa.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण) 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., varāhapurāṇa) 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.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण) refers to “one of the sāttvika Purāṇas”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण) refers to:—One of the eighteen Purāṇas, Vedic supplementary literatures. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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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’).

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण) should be donated (dāna) on the twelfth 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.—[...] He, who donates the Varāhapurāṇa to a devout Brahmin on the twelfth tithi, goes to Viṣṇuloka.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण).—Name of one of the 18 major purāṇas.

Derivable forms: varāhapurāṇam (वराहपुराणम्).

Varāhapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varāha and purāṇa (पुराण).

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Vārāhapurāṇa (वाराहपुराण).—Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas.

Derivable forms: vārāhapurāṇam (वाराहपुराणम्).

Vārāhapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vārāha and purāṇa (पुराण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[Mackenzie Collection] 45. Io. 1111. 2777. W. p. 142. 143. Oxf. 57^a. L. 1270. Khn. 32. K. 30. B. 2, 26. 28. Report. Vi. Ben. 49. Bik. 218. Kāṭm. 2. Rādh. 40. Oudh. 1877, 14. Viii, 4. Xv, 22. Np. V, 10. 102. Viii, 20. Burnell. 193^a. Bhk. 14. Taylor. 1, 153. Oppert. 1106. 2425. 2997. 5645. Ii, 239. 559. 983. 4917. 6950. Rice. 76. Bp. 260 (abridged). Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Bhaviṣyapurāṇa Oxf. 35^a, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b. Varāhapurāṇe Paśupālopākhyāne Agastyagītā. Burnell. 193^b.
—Cāturmāsyamāhātmya. Ben. 50. Burnell. 193^b. Taylor. 1, 158. Rice. 84.
—Tryambakamāhātmya. Bl. 2.
—Pṛthvīvarāhasaṃvāda. Peters. 1, 116.
—Bhagavadgītāmāhātmya. Bhr. 54.
—Mathurāmāhātmya. Pet. 723. Oxf. 61^b. Tu7b. 15. Oudh. Xvi, 46. Bhk. 15. Bhr. 69. Poona. Ii, 36.
—Mṛttikāśaucavidhāna. Rice. 76.
—Vimānamāhātmya. Rice. 88.
—Veṅkaṭagirimāhātmya. L. 1279. Ben. 47. NW. 484. Burnell. 193^b. Bhr. 80. Taylor. 1, 164. Peters. 1, 119.
—Veṅkaṭeśakavaca. Burnell. 198^a.
—Veṅkaṭeśamāhātmya. Sb. 242.
—Vyatīpātamāhātmya. B. 2, 52.
—Śrīmuṣṇamāhātmya. Burnell. 193^b.

2) Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण):—Bl. 34. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 82. Hz. 306. Stein 213. Varāhapurāṇe Kokilāvrata. L. 4108.
—Cāturmāsyamāhātmya. Rgb. 157.
—Mathurāmāhātmya. Stein 213.
—Veṅkaṭeśamāhātmya. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 57.
—Vyatīpātavratamāhātmya. Stein 213 (inc.). See Hemādri Vratakhaṇḍa 2, 708.
—Śvetopākhyāna. Peters. 4, 14.
—Sūryastotra. Stein 213.

3) Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण):—Ulwar 869. Varāhapurāṇe Nārāyaṇamantrarājastotra. Ulwar 2196.
—Mathurāmāhātmya. Ulwar 848.
—Vṛndāvanamāhātmya. Ulwar 873.

4) Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण):—As p. 169. Bc 328 (chapters 1-27). Varāhapurāṇe Devīkavaca. L.. 309.
—Padmalalitā or Kāmavatī Caitraśuklā. L.. 352, 10.
—Mathurāmāhātmya. Ak 210. Bd. 165. L.. 308. Peterson 5, 188. 6, 156.
—Veṅkaṭagirimāhātmya. Io. 1766. No. 3582.

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

1) Varāhapurāṇa (वराहपुराण):—[=varāha-purāṇa] [from varāha] n. Name of the fifteenth Purāṇa (celebrating Viṣṇu in his boar-incarnation; cf. purāṇa and, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 514]).

2) Vārāhapurāṇa (वाराहपुराण):—[=vārāha-purāṇa] [from vārāha] n. Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas (said to have been revealed to the Earth by Viṣṇu in his form of varāha q.v.; it contains an account of the creation, the various forms or incarnations of Viṣṇu, and a number of legends and directions relating to the Vaiṣṇava sect), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 514 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varāhapurāṇa (ವರಾಹಪುರಾಣ):—[noun] = ವರಾಹ - [varaha -] 7.

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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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