Vashavarti, Vaśavartī: 3 definitions


Vashavarti 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 Vaśavartī can be transliterated into English as Vasavarti or Vashavarti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vashavarti in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vaśavartī (वशवर्ती).—A group of devas (gods). It is said that in the third Manvantara there were five groups of Devas, each group containing twelve persons, known as the Sudhāmās, the Satyas, the Japas, the Pratardanas and the Vaśavartins. (For more details see under Manvantara).

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vaśavarti (वशवर्ति) refers to one of the twelve groups of Gods in the Uttama-Manvantara: one of the fourteen Manvantaras, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, “In the Uttama Manvantara the Sudhāmās are the Gods having twelve groups like Pratardana, Śiva, Satya, Vaśavarti etc. Sudānti was the Indra. Raja, Gotra, Ardhabāhu, Savana, Anagha, Sutapā and Śukra are the Seven sages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vashavarti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaśavarti (ವಶವರ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] that which is taken possession of or is being under one’s control.

2) [noun] a man who is under the control, arbitrary power of another.

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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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