Venkata, Veṅkaṭa, Vemkata: 11 definitions


Venkata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट) is the name of a Mountain, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] The mountains Trikūṭa, Citrakūṭa, Veṅkaṭa, Śrīgiri, Gokāmukha and Nārada came also. The excellent mountain Vindhya possessing many riches, came there delightedly along with his wife and sons. The mountain Kālañjara, highly resplendent and extremely delighted came along with his attendants. [...]”.

Note: Veṅkata is a famous hill in the south, which is the seat of Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट).—A mountain in Bhāratavarṣa: visited by Balarāma. Its sages visited Dvārakā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 16; X. 79. 13; 90. 28[3].
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.64, “Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu next arrived at Tirupati and Tirumala, where He saw a four-handed Deity. Then He next proceeded toward Veṅkaṭa Hill”. Nimna-tirupati is located in the valley of the Veṅkaṭa Hill. There are several temples there also, among which are those of Govindarāja and Lord Rāmacandra.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट) of Śāṇḍilyagotra is the father of Kṛṣṇāvadhūta (1835-1909 C.E.), the author of Chandonavanīta who was born at Nārāyaṇadevarakare village in Hospet Taluk, Bellary district, Karnataka. Kṛṣṇāvadhūta is known to have written around 30 works. It is known from the colophon of Advaitasūtrārthapaddhati that, he was well-versed in advaita, dvaita and viśiṣṭādvaita philosophies.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट).—Name of a mountain (tirupati).

Derivable forms: veṅkaṭaḥ (वेङ्कटः).

See also (synonyms): veṅkaṭādri, veṅkaṭagiri.

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

Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट).—[masculine] [Name] of a mountain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king of Vijayanagara, patron of Appayya Dīkṣita. Oxf. 213^a.

2) Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट):—son of Veṅkaṭa, grandson of Sūryanārāyaṇa, of Madras, compiled at the beginning of this century: Śabdārthakalpataru lex.

3) Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट):—Authors having this name, or beginning with Veṅkaṭa like Veṅkaṭanātha, Veṅkaṭeśa, come in almost all instances from the South.

4) Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट):—son of Raghunātha, grandson of Appaya: Uttararāmacampū. See Hz. p. 62.

5) Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट):—Raghuvīragadya.

6) Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट):—son of Vedāntadeśika, grandson of Sampadācārya: Rasikajanarasollāsa bhāṇa.

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

1) Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट):—[from veṅka] m. (Prākṛt for vyaṅkaṭa) Name of a very sacred hill in the Drāviḍa country (in the district of North Arcot, about 80 miles from Madras; it reaches an elevation of about 2,500 feet above the sea-level, and on the summit is the celebrated temple dedicated to Kṛṣṇa or Viṣṇu in his character of ‘Lord of Veṅkaṭa’, also called Śrī-pati or Tirupati, whence the hill is sometimes popularly known as Tri-patī; it is annually thronged with thousands of pilgrims, [Religious Thought and Life in India 267]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of a king of Vijaya-nagara (the patron. of Appaya Dīkṣita), [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] (also with adhvarin, ācārya, kavi, bhaṭṭa, yajvan, yogin etc.) Name of various authors and teachers, [ib.]

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

Veṅkaṭa (वेङ्कट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Veṃkaḍa.

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Venkata 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Veṃkaṭa (ವೆಂಕಟ):—[noun] the famous hill in Andhra Pradesh in South India, on top of which is the sacred temple of Veṃkaṭēśa.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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