Vedaparaga, Vedapāraga, Veda-paraga: 9 definitions

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Vedaparaga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Vedaparaga in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Pt. Sanjay Rath: Bṛhaspati Kavacha Mantra

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग) refers to one of the 18 names of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) according to the Bṛhaspati-kavaca-mantra from the Brahmayāmalatantra. In jyotiṣa there is a saying that when Jupiter protects there is none that can destroy. The eighteen names of Jupiter (viz., Vedapāraga) relate to eighteen body parts starting from the top of head (śiras). One method uses this formula: Each name associates with two drekkāṇa reckoned from lagna in the horoscope.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vedaparaga in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग) refers to “one who has mastered Vedas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Dakṣa:—“[...] I am the knower of Self. I can be known through knowledge by those who have mastered Vedānta and the Vedas (i.e., Vedapāraga—vedāntaśrutipāragaiḥ). Deluded men engrossed in rituals alone cannot attain me through the Vedas, sacrifices, gifts or austerities. You wished to cross the ocean of worldly existence by observance of rituals alone. That was why I became angry and caused the destruction of the sacrifice”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग).—a Brāhmaṇa skilled in the Vedas.

Derivable forms: vedapāragaḥ (वेदपारगः).

Vedapāraga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and pāraga (पारग).

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

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग).—m.

(-gaḥ) A Brahman skilled in the Vedas. E. veda, pāraga who crosses.

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

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग).—adj. sbst. skilled in the Vedas, Chr. 60, 25.

Vedapāraga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and pāraga (पारग).

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

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग).—[adjective] having got to the end of the Veda, i.e. thoroughly versed in it.

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

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग):—[=veda-pāraga] [from veda] m. ‘one who has gone to the further end of the Veda’, a Brāhman skilled in the Veda, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Vasiṣṭha etc.]

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

Vedapāraga (वेदपारग):—[veda-pāraga] (gaḥ) 1. m. A brāhman skilled in the Vedas.

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Vedaparaga 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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