Vegavat: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vegavat (वेगवत्).—A son of Bandhumat and father of Bandhu. (Budha, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 30; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 36; 61. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 44-5.

1b) A son of Nāgnajit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 13.

1c) The father of a son Budha.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 14-5.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Vegavat (वेगवत्) is the name of a Vidyādhara king from Āṣāḍhapura, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 105. Accordingly, as Vegavatī said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there is in the city of the Vidyādharas a mountain of the name of Āṣāḍhapura. There dwells a chief of the Vidyādharas, named Mānasavega, a prince puffed up with the might of his arm, the son of King Vegavat. I am his younger sister, and my name is Vegavatī”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vegavat, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vegavat (वेगवत्):—Suden

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vegavat (वेगवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) 1. Quick, expeditious. 2. Agitated. E. vega, and matup aff.

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

1) Vegavat (वेगवत्):—[=vega-vat] [from vega] mfn. agitated (as the ocean), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] impetuous, rapid, hasty, swift, violent, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. a leopard, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of an Asura, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Vidyādhara, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a king (son of Bandhu-mat), [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] of a monkey, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Vegavat (वेगवत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Quick.

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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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