Vatuka, Batuka, Baṭuka, Vaṭuka: 16 definitions

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Vatuka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vatuk.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Baṭuka (बटुक) is the name of a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The disciple of Baṭuka is mentioned as being Vairāgya. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers (eg., Baṭuka). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vaṭuka (वटुक) refers to the four sons of Sudarśana and his wife Dukūlā according to chapter 13 of the Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā of the Śiva-purāṇa that were consecrated by Śiva in the four quarters. Accordingly (verse 57-60), “Because they had been established by Śiva and Śivā they are known as Vaṭukas. Those who neglect penance are known as Tapodhamas. Thanks to the mercy of Śiva and Śivā they expanded in various ways. Their worship at the outset is the great worship of Śiva, the supreme soul. No worship shall be performed by any person as long as he has not performed Śiva’s worship. If it is performed it does not turn out to be auspicious. Whether auspicious or inauspicious, the Vaṭuka is not to be eschewed. In the Prājāpatya rite and at the feast a single Vaṭu is considered excellent.”

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Vaṭuka (वटुक) (lit. “boy”) refers to a form of Skanda, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The presence of a kṣetrapāla—‘Guardian of the Field’—is standard in sacred sites in general. He is a kind of Bhairava. He is often accompanied by Vaṭuka—‘the Boy’ who is a form of Skanda, the ‘son of the goddess’ (devīputra). Skanda, is intimately related to the Mothers who are the original leaders (nāyikā) of the hosts of Yoginīs. These two, along with Yoginīs and ghosts (bhūta), are regularly worshipped in Kaula rites with animal sacrifice (bali) or a substitute.

2) Vaṭuka (वटुक) also refers to one of the Siddhas of the Tradition of the Eastern House (pūrvagṛha-āmnāya), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - (Ganesha)

Baṭuka (बटुक) refers to “students” (suitable for the worship of Gaṇeśa), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.18 (“Gaṇeśa crowned as the chief of Gaṇas”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Gaṇeśa: “[...] After making the eight-petalled lotus diagram on the ground in accordance with Vedic injunctions a sacrifice shall be performed by the liberal people who have no disinclination to spend money. Two women and two students (baṭuka-dvaya) shall be worshipped and fed in front of the idol duly. [...]”.

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Ganapatya (गाणपत्य, gāṇapatya) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Ganesha is revered and worshipped as the prime deity (ishta-devata). Being a minor though influential movement, Ganapatya evovled, llike Shaktism and Shaivism, as a separate movement leaving behind a large body of literature.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Damila, paramour of Anula. He reigned for one year and two months and was then poisoned by her. He was originally a carpenter in Anuradhapura. Mhv.xxxiv.19f.; Dpv.xx.27.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Bāṭūka (बाटूक).—n Stalks of jōndhaḷā (Holcus Sorghum) cut whilst green or immature.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Bāṭūka (बाटूक).—n Stalks of jōndhaḷā cut whilst green.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

1) Vaṭuka (वटुक).—
a) A boy, lad.
b) A Brahmachārin.
c) (fig.) A fool or blockhead.
Derivable forms: vaṭukaḥ (वटुकः).

2) Baṭuka (बटुक).—
a) A boy, lad; see बटु (baṭu).
b) A stupid fellow.
Derivable forms: baṭukaḥ (बटुकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaṭuka (वटुक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A lad, a young man in general, or one fit to receive the sacrificial thread. 2. A religious student. 3. A stupid fellow, a blockhead. E. kan added to the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaṭuka (वटुक).—[vaṭu + ka = vaṭu], 1. 3. 4.

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

1) Baṭuka (बटुक):—[from baṭu] m. a boy, lad etc. = baṭu, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a stupid fellow, blockhead, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a class of priests, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] a form of Śiva (among the Śāktas), [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaṭuka (वटुक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A lad, or youth fit for investiture.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vatuka in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vaṭuka (वटुक) [Also spelled vatuk]:—(nm) see [vaṭu].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaṭuka (ವಟುಕ):—[noun] = ವಟು [vatu].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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