Vateshvara, Vateśvara, Vaṭeśvara: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vateshvara 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 terms Vateśvara and Vaṭeśvara can be transliterated into English as Vatesvara or Vateshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vateśvara (वतेश्वर).—With Mādhava is engaged in Yoganidrā at Prayāgā;1 the holiest of holies;2 the Prapitāmaha or Viṣṇu.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 22. 9.
  • 2) Ib. 186. 57; 191. 27 and 54.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 57.
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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)

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Source: academia.edu: Vatesvara

Vaṭeśvara (वटेश्वर), son of Mahādatta Bhaṭṭa, was a tenth-century Indian astronomer from a town in the Kashmir valley. Some accounts name Ānandapura as the place of his birth. He is the author of the Vaṭeśvara Siddhānta, which he completed at the age of twenty-four, in 904 CE (Śaka 826).

Vaṭeśvara was an Āryabhaṭan by persuasion, and adopted several stances taken by the great pioneer. For instance, most astronomers divide the Mahāyuga of 43,20,000 years into the four yugas, the Kṛta, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali in a 4:3:2:1 ratio. But Vaṭeśvara followed Āryabhaṭa and assigned a period of 10,80,000 each for the four yugas. In doing so, he made a strong attempt to refute Brahmagupta’s criticism of Āryabhaṭa.

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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»] — Vateshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vaṭeśvara (वटेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Pakṣadhara Miśra (Tattvanirṇaya). L. 1845.

2) Vaṭeśvara (वटेश्वर):—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

3) Vaṭeśvara (वटेश्वर):—son of Gaurīpati or Gaurīśvara: Mudrāprakāśa Mudrārākṣasaṭīkā.

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

1) Vaṭeśvara (वटेश्वर):—[from vaṭa > vaṭ] m. Name of a Liṅga, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] of a poet and of various other men, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Vaṭeśvara (वटेश्वर):—(vaṭa + ī) m.

1) Name eines Liṅga [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 194. fg.] —

2) Nomen proprium zweier Männer [Oxforder Handschriften 143,a, No. 296. 144,b, No. 300.]

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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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