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Vatsara, aka: Vatsarā, Vatsāra; 1 Definition(s)

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Purāṇa

1a) Vatsara (वत्सर).—A son of Dhruva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 14; IV. 10. 1.

1b) A son of Brahmī, was elected to Dhruva's throne as Utkala was engaged in penance and prayer; his wife was Svarvīthī, who bore him six sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 11-12.

1c) A part of the five year yuga;1 last year;2 is Prapitāmaha while Ṛtus are Pitāmaha and Ārtavas, Pitṛs.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 22. 7; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 132;
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 28. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 8. 72.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 21, 115, 120, 138.

1d) A Rudra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 28. 22; Matsya-purāṇa 141. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 56, 21; 65. 59.

1e) A sage by tapas; a Kaśyapa and Brahmavādin; sage of the Vaivasvata epoch and a Ṛṣika.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 101-12; 38. 29; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 95; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 92.

1f) A Sādhya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 44.

1g) Not to inter-marry with the members of Kaśyapa and Vasiṣṭha gotras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 199. 10.

2) Vatsarā (वत्सरा).—A Śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 16.

3) Vatsāra (वत्सार).—A gotrakāra son of Kaśyapa; father of Nidhruva and Rebhya (Raibhya, Vāyu-purāṇa); a Brahmavādin.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 29-30; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 106; Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 28; 70. 25.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including religious ceremonies, various arts, sciences and historical legends. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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