Vatsara, Vatsarā, Vatsāra: 12 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
Vatsara (वत्सर) refers to one of the five years (pañcasaṃvatsara), defined in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. The expression pañcasaṃvatsara indicates the knowledge of five years, namely, Saṃvatsara, Parivatsara, Idvatsara, Anuvatsara and Vatsara.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vatsara (वत्सर).—The younger of the two sons of Dhruva. Utkala, the elder was a man of abstinence. So the younger brother Vatsara became the prince apparent.
Vatsara married the princess named Svarvīthī. Six sons named Puṣpārṇa, Tigmaketu, Īśa, Ūrja, Vasu and Jaya were born to them. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 4).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
- 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.
Vatsara (वत्सर) refers to one of the sons of Dakṣa, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. He gave thirteen daughters to Kaśyapa. [...] Then Kaśyapa created the animals, animates and inanimates and again for the growth of progeny he underwent austere penance. By the power of penance two sons namely Vatsara and Asita were born. From Vatsara two sons were born namely Naidhruva and Raivya.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vatsara (वत्सर).—m (S) A year. Commonly saṃvatsara.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vatsara (वत्सर).—m A year; commonly saṃvatsara.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vatsara (वत्सर).—[vas-saran Uṇ.3.71]
1) A year; दातास्याः स्वर्गमाप्नोति वत्सरान् रोमसंमितान् (dātāsyāḥ svargamāpnoti vatsarān romasaṃmitān) Y.1.25.
2) Name of Viṣṇu.
Derivable forms: vatsaraḥ (वत्सरः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vatsara (वत्सर).—adj. (= Sanskrit vatsala), affectionate: mss. at Mahāvastu i.155.2; Senart em. °la.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. A year. 2. An epithet of Vishnu. E. vas to abide, saran Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vatsara (वत्सर).—[vatsa + ra], m. A year, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 93.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vatsara (वत्सर):—[from vatsa] m. the fifth year in a cycle of 5 or 6 years, (or) the sixth year in a cycle of 6 years, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra]
2) [v.s. ...] a year, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc. (also n., [Maitrī-upaniṣad] and f(ī). , [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan])
3) [v.s. ...] the Year personified, [Manu-smṛti xii, 49] (as a son of Dhruva and Bhrami, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]; also applied to Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata])
4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Sādhya, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] matsara)
5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kaśyapa, [Catalogue(s)] ([varia lectio] vatsāra).
6) Vatsāra (वत्सार):—[from vatsa] m. Name of a son of Kaśyapa, [Catalogue(s)] (cf vatsara and avatsāra).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Ends with (+21): Adhikasamvatsara, Adityasamvatsara, Anuvatsara, Asamvatsara, Atisamvatsara, Avatsara, Bahusamvatsara, Brahmavatsara, Candravatsara, Dikshita samvatsara, Ekasamvatsara, Idavatsara, Idvatsara, Induvatsara, Kalacurisamvatsara, Karmasamvatsara, Krauncasamvatsara, Kraunchasamvatsara, Kritivatsara, Nakshatrasamvatsara.
Full-text (+85): Parivatsara, Vatsarantaka, Anuvatsara, Udavatsara, Udvatsara, Tigmaketu, Nidhruva, Svarvithi, Idavatsara, Idavatsariya, Vatsaraphala, Rebhya, Samvatsarakritya, Samvatsaravela, Samvatsarabhrit, Samvatsarakaustubha, Samvatsarakrityaprakasha, Samvatsaranirodhatas, Samvatsarapravalha, Samvatsaradipamahatmya.
Search found 13 books and stories containing Vatsara, Vatsarā, Vatsāra; (plurals include: Vatsaras, Vatsarās, Vatsāras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Appendix 3 - Purāṇic measurements of time < [Appendices]
Chapter 20 - The Bhāgavata Dharmas < [Section 7 - Vaiśākhamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 33 - The Greatness of Śivarātri Vrata < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 13 - The Real Nature of Kāla (time) < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 38 - Vaivasvata Manvantara: the Mārīca creation < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 8 - The race of the sages: Atri and Vasiṣṭha < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Paraskara-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 13 - Description of the Descendants of Dhruva Maharaja < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Chapter 22 - The Orbits of the Planets < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 10 - Dhruva Maharaja’s Fight With the Yaksas < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)