Vashatkriya, Vaṣaṭkriyā: 3 definitions
Vashatkriya 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 term Vaṣaṭkriyā can be transliterated into English as Vasatkriya or Vashatkriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vaṣaṭkriyā (वषट्क्रिया).—A Vedic rite; not observed in Vena's reign (see Vaṣaṭkāra).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 28. 42-53; 36. 130; Matsya-purāṇa 141. 47; Vāyu-purāṇa 56. 48 and 52.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaṣaṭkriyā (वषट्क्रिया):—[=vaṣaṭ-kriyā] [from vaṣaṭ] f. = kāra-kriyā, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
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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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