Vatavega, Vātavega, Vata-vega: 6 definitions



Vatavega means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Vātavega (वातवेग).—(VĀYUVEGA). One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 195, that he had been present at the Svayaṃvara (marriage) of Draupadī and in the Karṇa Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 2, that he was killed by Bhīmasena in the Bhārata-battle.

2) Vātavega (वातवेग).—One of the famous sons of Garuḍa. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 101, Stanza 10).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vātavega (वातवेग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.10) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vātavega) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vatavega in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vātavega : (m.) force of the wind.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vātavega refers to: force of the wind Sn. 1074; PvA. 47.

Note: vātavega is a Pali compound consisting of the words vāta and vega.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Vātavega (वातवेग):—[=vāta-vega] [from vāta > vā] mfn. ‘fleet as wind’, Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of Garuḍa, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vātavega (वातवेग):—

1) adj. windschnell.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines der Söhne a) des Dhṛtarāṣṭra [Mahābhārata 1, 2737. 4549. 8, 4263.] — b) des Garuḍa [Mahābhārata 5, 3595.]

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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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