Vedashira, Vedaśira, Vedāśira: 3 definitions


Vedashira 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vedaśira and Vedāśira can be transliterated into English as Vedasira or Vedashira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vedashira in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vedaśira (वेदशिर).—A tīrtha sacred to the pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 71.

1b) A son of Prāṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 45.

1c) A son of Kṛśāśva and Dhiṣaṇā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 20.

1d) A sage of the Raivata epoch.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 5. 3.

1e) The avatār of the lord in the 15th dvāpara; the name of a weapon sacred to Parameśvara in the hill of Vedaśīrṣa on the slopes of the Himālayas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 166-68.

1f) A son of Mārkaṇḍeya and Mūrdhani (Dhūmrapatni, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa); married Pīvarī; his sons Mārkaṇḍeyas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 6; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 7.

1g) Heard from the Nāgas at Pātālam the viṣṇu purāṇa; he communicated it to Pramati.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 48.

2) Vedāśira (वेदाशिर).—A sage and a siddha. His wife was Tuṣitā. Father of Vibhu, a manifestation of Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 15. 14; VIII. 1. 21.
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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»] — Vedashira in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vedaśira (वेदशिर):—[=veda-śira] [from veda] m. Name of a son of Kṛśāśva, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Vedashira 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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