Vedhas: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vedhas (वेधस्) refers to the “creator”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to Thee the blue-necked, the creator (i.e., Vedhas), the supreme soul, the universe, the speed of the universe and the cause of the bliss of the universe. You are Oṃkāra, Vaṣaṭkāra, the initiator of enterprises, Hantakāra, Svadhākāra and the partaker of Havya and Kavya offerings always”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vedhas (वेधस्).—m. [vidhā asun guṇaḥ]

1) A creator; मदनश्च वेधाः (madanaśca vedhāḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.21.

2) Name of Brahman, the creator; तं वेधा विदधे नूनं महाभूतसमाधिना (taṃ vedhā vidadhe nūnaṃ mahābhūtasamādhinā) R.1.29; Kumārasambhava 2.16;5.41.

3) A secondary creator (such as Dakṣa, sprung from Bhrahman); विधाता वेधसामपि (vidhātā vedhasāmapi) Kumārasambhava 2.14.

4) Name of Śiva.

5) Of Viṣṇu.

6) The sun.

7) The Arka plant.

8) A learned man.

9) A priest.

1) Name of Soma.

11) A poet. -a. Performing, accomplishing; गम्भीरवेधा उपगुप्त- वित्तः (gambhīravedhā upagupta- vittaḥ) Bhāgavata 4.16.1.

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

Vedhas (वेधस्).—m.

(-dhāḥ) 1. Brahma. 2. Vishnu. 3. A wise or learned man. 4. The sun. 5. Siva. 6. A kind of Arka-plant. E. vi before dhā to have, Unadi aff. asi, and vedha substituted for the root and prefix.

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

Vedhas (वेधस्).—I. adj. sbst. m. Creating, Chr. 290, 1 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 1. Ii. m. 1. The creator, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 14, 4; Brahman, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 98. 2. Viṣṇu. 3. Śiva, [Arjunasamāgama] 10, 50. 4. The sun. 5. A wise man, [Śṛṅgāratilaks] 21 (v. r.).

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

Vedhas (वेधस्).—[adjective] pious, devout, true, faithful, good, virtuous, honest, capable, clever, wise. [masculine] worshipper, servant of the gods; author, creator, [Epithet] of Brahman (±prathama), of Prajāpati, Śiva, etc.

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

1) Vedhas (वेधस्):—[from vedha] mfn. (in some meanings [probably] connected with vi-√dhā; [nominative case] m. vedhās [accusative] vedhasam or vedhām) pious, religious, virtuous, good, brave (also applied to gods), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] wise, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

3) [v.s. ...] performing, accomplishing (in gambhīra-v), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a worshipper of the gods, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] an arranger, disposer, creator ([especially] applied to Brahmā, but also to Prajāpati, Puruṣa, Śiva, Viṣṇu, Dharma, the Sun etc.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] an author, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

7) [v.s. ...] a wise or learned man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of the father of Hari-ścandra (See vaidasa).

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

Vedhas (वेधस्):—(dhāḥ) 5. m. Brahmā, Vishnu, wise man; sun.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vedhas (वेधस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Veha.

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Vedhas 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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