Varatri: 2 definitions


Varatri 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: Puranic Encyclopedia

Varatri (वरत्रि).—One of the four sons of Śuka. The other three were, Pṛthuraśmi, Bṛhadaṅgiras and Rajata. Devendra killed them because they were against sacrifice. It is stated in Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa that after a while from the severed heads of these sons date palm trees grew up.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Varatri (वरत्रि).—A son of Śukra, and father of Rajata, Pṛthuwith flowers like kiṃśuka, karṇikāra, mañjau, and with raśmi, Vidvat, and Bṛhamgira, all sacrificial priests for Daityas; approached Manu with a view to ruin his sacrifice and when they approached the vedi, they were burnt.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 78 and 84.
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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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