Vashikritya, Vaśīkṛtya, Vashi-kritya: 1 definition


Vashikritya 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 Vaśīkṛtya can be transliterated into English as Vasikrtya or Vashikritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vaśīkṛtya (वशीकृत्य) refers to “bringing something under one’s control”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, after Tāraka requested boons from Brahmā: “[...] That great demon [i.e., Tāraka] was crowned the king of the three worlds with the permission of Śukra, the preceptor of the demons. [...] Bringing the three worlds under his control [i.e., vaśīkṛtya], he declared Indra himself. He became the undisputed lord and ruled over them with perfect self-control. Dismissing the gods he installed demons in their places. Some gods he engaged in his personal service. O sage, the gods harassed by him, led by Indra, sought refuge in me. They were helpless and extremely agitated”.

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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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