Varjayitva, Varjayitvā: 1 definition


Varjayitva 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Varjayitvā (वर्जयित्वा) means “to exclude someone” (in the burning of the Three Cities), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.10 (“The burning of the Tripuras”).—Accordingly, as Tārakākṣa said to Śiva: “O sage, at the bidding of Śiva, those Asuras were burnt and reduced to ashes by the fire even as they were muttering thus. [...] Some who were partially burnt woke up and rushed here and there. They fell unconscious and fainted. There was not even a minute particle whether mobile or immobile which escaped unscathed by that terrible Tripura fire excepting (varjayitvā) Maya, the imperishable Viśvakarman of the Asuras. [...]”.

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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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