Vayupurana, Vāyupurāṇa, Vayu-Purana: 9 definitions


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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण).—One of the eighteen Purāṇas. (See under Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण).—Contents of; originally narrated by Brahmā; or Pāśupata Yoga, origin of Linga, glorification of Nīlakaṇṭha; one who does not know this Purāṇa, though learned in all the Vedas and other branches, will not be a man of culture; the whole Purāṇa is full of the greatness of Maheśvara;1 narrator Vāyu;2 (see vāyavīya) .

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 48-205.
  • 2) Ib. 26. 5.
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण) refers to one of the eighteen Major Puranas according to the Matsyapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The lists of eighteen Mahāpurāṇas (e.g., vāyupurāṇa) and eighteen Upapurāṇas are not same everywhere, as some names are dropped in some references whereas some are included in others. It can be noticed that, except the Vāyuapurāṇa and the Śivapurāṇa, the names of the Mahāpurāṇas are similar in almost all the Purāṇas.

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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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[«previous next»] — Vayupurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण).—Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas.

Derivable forms: vāyupurāṇam (वायुपुराणम्).

Vāyupurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāyu and purāṇa (पुराण).

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

Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण).—[neuter] T. of a Purāṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Jones. 406. 407. Io. 264. 1310. 2102. 2103. Oxf. 47^a. L. 1678. Khn. 32. K. 30. B. 2, 30. Ben. 56. Bik. 219. Kāṭm. 2. Oudh. Iii, 10 (Pūrvārdha). Np. Ix, 20. X, 22. Burnell. 192^b. Ba. 16. P. 22. Poona. Ii, 181. Oppert. 725. 810. 4124. Ii, 4924. Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b. Vāyupurāṇe Ānandakānanamāhātmya or Kāśīmāhātmya. K. 20. Burnell. 193^a. Taylor. 1, 440. Sb. 239.
—Kedāramāhātmya. Ben. 47. 50. NW. 486.
—Kedāraliṅgamāhātmya. Burnell. 193^a.
—Śvetavarāhakalpe Gayāmāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 69. Pet. 724. Io. 2707. Oxf. 67^b. 84^b (Index). B. 2, 40. Ben. 47. NW. 464. Burnell. 193^a. Bhk. 14. Bhr. 36. Poona. 369. H. 32. Peters. 2, 185.
—Gītāmāhātmya. Rice. 84.
—Gostanīmāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 70.
—Tilapadmadānaprayoga. Ben. 143.
—Tulasīmāhātmya. Burnell. 193^a.
—Dvārakāmāhātmya. Gu. 3.
—Pāpaghnīmāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 75.
—Māghamāhātmya. Burnell. 193^a. Bhr. 70. 567. H. 42. Taylor. 1, 292. 293.
—Mādhavamāhātmye Mādhavastavarāja. Burnell. 200^b. Oppert. Ii, 5544.
—Mārutotpatti. W. 1531.
—Rājagṛhamāhātmya. Pet. 724. Io. 2708.
—Rudrakavacastotra. Burnell. 197^b.
—Rudradānavidhi. Ben. 141.
—Revākhaṇḍa. Ben. 53. Bl. 2.
—Revāmāhātmya. Oxf. 64^b. L. 2263. B. 2, 150. Poona. 421. Ii, 189.
—Lakṣmīsaṃhitā. Io. 1711. Oudh. Ix, 4. Burnell. 193^a. Oppert. Ii, 232.
—Veṅkaṭeśastotra. Burnell. 201^a.
—Vraṇaghnaratnadānavidhi. Ben. 143.
—Sītātīrthamāhātmya. Burnell. 193^a.
—Hanumatkavaca. Burnell. 198^a.

2) Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण):—ibid. Stein 214. Vāyupurāṇe Kedāramāhātmya. Stein 214.
—Gayāmāhātmya. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 66. Goldstu7cker 56.
—Śāṇḍilyatattvadīpikā (?). Rgb. 182.

3) Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण):—As p. 172 (3 Mss., 2 of these inc.). Bc 241. 242. Cs 4, 197 (inc.). Io. add 1869.
—Tod 14. Vāyupurāṇe Kāśīmāhātmya. Io. 1711.
—Gayāmāhātmya. Cs 4, 25. Hpr. 2, 49. Io. 1737. 2707. 2903. L.. 311. Peters. 6, 144.
—Gītāmāhātmya. Bc 63.
—Tiladā Māghakṛṣṇā. L.. 352, 5.
—Māghamāhātmya. Ak 214 (inc.). 215. Io. 856.
—Revāmāhātmya. Io. 980. 1301 ([fragmentary]). 2792. No. 3596. Peters. 5, 193.
—Vāyūtpatti. Bd. 179.

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

Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण):—[=vāyu-purāṇa] [from vāyu] n. Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas ([probably] one of the oldest, and supposed to have been revealed by the god Vāyu; it treats of the creation of the world, the origin of the four classes, the worship of Śiva etc.), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 514.]

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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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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāyupurāṇa (ವಾಯುಪುರಾಣ):—[noun] one of the eighteen major Purāṇas, supposed to have been revealed by Vāyu, the Wind-god, that treats of the creation of the world, the origin of the four classes, the worship of Śiva.

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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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