Vatadhana, Vāṭadhāna, Vata-dhana: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान).—A Kṣatriya King. This King was born from a portion of the asura Krodhavaśa (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 63, Stanza 67).

2) Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान).—A country in ancient India. The people of this country were called the Vāṭadhānas. The following information is available about them from the Mahābhārata.

2) (i) Nakula defeated the Vāṭadhānas who were Kṣatriyas at the time of his regional conquest. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 32, Stanza 8).

2) (ii) Once the Kauravas surrounded this country which abounded in wealth and food. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 19, Stanza 31).

2) (iii) Vāṭadhāna was one of the foremost countries in India. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 47).

2) (iv) In the Garuḍa Vyūha of the army formed by Bhīṣma, Aśvatthāmā and the Vāṭadhānas stood at the head of disposition, in the Bhārata-Battle. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 27, Stanza 4).

2) (v) Once Śrī Kṛṣṇa defeated the Vāṭadhānas. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 11, Stanza, 17).

2) (vi) It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Karṇa Parva, Chapter 73, Stanza 17 that in Bhārata-battle Arjuna destroyed all the armies of the country of Vāṭadhāna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान).—(c)—a northern kingdom, a tribe.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 46; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 40; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 115.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.58) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāṭadhāna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Vatadhana in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान) refers to a country belonging to “Uttaratas or Uttaradeśa (northern division)” classified under the constellations of Śatabhiṣaj, Pūrvabhādrapada and Uttarabhādrapada, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Śatabhiṣaj, Pūrvabhādrapada and Uttarabhādrapada represent the northern division consisting of [i.e., Vāṭadhāna] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vatadhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान).—

1) the descendant of an outcast Brāhmaṇa by a Brāhmaṇa female; see Ms.1.21.

2) an officer who knows the disposition of his army.

3) a land-lord; Mb.2.49.24 (com. vāṭadhānāḥ sasyādisaṃpannakṣetrādivṛttimantaḥ).

Derivable forms: vāṭadhānaḥ (वाटधानः).

Vāṭadhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāṭa and dhāna (धान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान).—m.

(-naḥ) The descendant of an outcast Brahman by a Brahman female.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान).—m. The son of an outcaste Brāhmaṇa by a female Brāhmaṇa, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a tribe.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान):—[=vāṭa-dhāna] [from vāṭa] m. the descendant of an out-caste Brāhman by a Brāhman mother, [Manu-smṛti x, 21]

2) [v.s. ...] an officer who knows the disposition of his army, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (sg. a prince of the V°; n. the country of the V°, [Mahābhārata])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāṭadhāna (वाटधान):—(naḥ) An outcaste brāhman.

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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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