Vatapi, aka: Vātāpi; 3 Definition(s)
Vatapi : Vatapi and Ilvala, two Rakshasas, sons either of Hrada or Viprachitti. They are mentioned in the Ramayana as dwelling in the Dandaka forest.
Vatapi was the younger brother of the Daitya Ilvala, the ruler of the city of Manimati. He was a shape-shifter. His brother was denied a boon by the sage Agastya, and hence the brothers became the enemies of Brahmanas.
When any Brahmana guest arrived at the palace, Vatapi would transform into a ram. Ilvala would then cause the meat of this ram to be served to the unsuspecting guest. Once the Brahmana had eaten his fill, Ilvala would utter a magical incantation, and say, "O Vatapi, come out!". Vatapi would then emerge whole and alive from the belly of the guest, killing that Brahmana in that process.
1a) Ilvala (इल्वल).—A Samhikeya Asura: a son of Hrāda and Dhamani. Cooked Vātāpi for his ...
Dhamanī (धमनी).—The queen of Hrāda and mother of Vātāpi and Ilvala.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI...
1a) Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा).—Consort of Agastya; a Brahmavādinī.** Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33...
Agastyakumbhayoni (अगस्त्यकुम्भयोनि).—Born from a pitcher into which Mitra and Varuṇa dro...
1a) Hrada (ह्रद).—A son of Hiraṇyakaśipu; sons Hrāda and Nisunda.** Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 70, 7...
- · The Mahabharata - Third Book > ... > Section XCVI
- · The Mahabharata - Third Book > ... > Section XCIX
- · The Mahabharata - First Book > ... > Section CLXXXVIII
- · The Mahabharata - Third Book > ... > Section CIX
- · Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam > ... > On the Devas praying to the Muni Agastya
- · The Mahabharata - Third Book > ... > Section CCCI
- · The Brahma Purana > Daksha’s Offspring
- · The Vishnu Purana > ... > Families of the Daityas
- · List of Mahabharata people and places > Starting with V
- · The Mahabharata - Third Book > ... > Section CCV
- · Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam > ... > On Indra’s getting the fruits of Brahmahattyā and on the downfall of king Nahuṣa
- · The Garuda Purana > ... > Re-incarnation of Daksha in the form of Prachetas
- · The Mahabharata - Third Book > ... > Section XI
- · The Mahabharata - First Book > ... > Section II
- · Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) > ... > Chapter XLV
» Click here to see all 15 search results in a detailed overview.
- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.