Vedavaktri, Vedavaktṛ, Veda-vaktri: 1 definition


Vedavaktri 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 term Vedavaktṛ can be transliterated into English as Vedavaktr or Vedavaktri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vedavaktri in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vedavaktṛ (वेदवक्तृ) refers to the “reciter of the Vedas” and is used to describe Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as the Gods went to Brahmā: “On hearing it and consulting among themselves the gods came to my Assembly. After duly bowing to me they informed me about the details. On hearing the words of the gods about censuring Śiva, O sage, I the reciter of the Vedas (vedavaktṛ) spoke to them in an aggrieved tone. [...]”.

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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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