Vayupurana, Vāyupurāṇa, Vayu-Purana: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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).

context information

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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