Vidhata, Vidhātā: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vidhātā (विधाता).—A son born to Bhṛgu. By his wife Khyāti two sons Dhātā and Vidhātā and a daughter named Lakṣmī were born to Bhṛgu. Lakṣmī was given in marriage to Viṣṇu. The daughter of Meru, Āyati, was married by Dhātā and Niyati by Vidhātā. The son Mṛkaṇḍu was born to Vidhātā by Niyati. This Mṛkaṇḍu was the father of Mārkaṇḍeya. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 10).
The following statements occur about Dhātā and Vidhātā in Mahābhārata.
(i) At Nākaloka (heaven) Dhātā and Vidhātā took the form of women and allowed hermit Uttaṅka to see them. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 3, Stanza 166).
(ii) Dhātā and Vidhātā stood above the city of Virāṭa to see the battle between Arjuna and Kṛpa. (Mahābhārata Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 56, Stanza 11).
(iii) Dhātā and Vidhātā lived with Manu. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Stanza 42).
(iv) Dhātā and Vidhātā gave to Subrahmaṇya two followers named Suvrata and Sukarmā. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 42).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Vidhātā (विधाता).—Brahmā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 23. 75; IV. 9. 44; 15. 14.
1b) One of the names in the third Marut gaṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 126.
Vidhātā (विधाता) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.49) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vidhātā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Vidhātā (विधाता) refers to one of the three daughters of Bhṛgu and Khyāti: one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. [...] [Khyāti was given to Bhṛgu.]. [...] From Bhṛgu through Khyāti, Lakṣmī (the beloved of Nārāyaṇa), Dhātā and Vidhātā were born. Dhātā and Vidhātā became the Sons-in-law of Meru marrying Āyati and Niyati respectively. Prāṇa was born form Dhātā and Mṛkaṇḍu was born from Vidhātā.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Vidhātā (विधाता) refers to:—The creator. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
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’).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Given as the name of a god to whom sacrifices should be offered as a means of obtaining happiness. J.vi.201.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vidhātā (विधाता).—a S That appoints, establishes, ordains, orders, arranges: also that applies, fixes, sets. See the noun vidhāna. 2 Hence A name of Brahma.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vidhātā (विधाता).—a That appoints, establishes, &c. m The Creator.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vidhātā (विधाता):—[=vi-dhātā] f. = madya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vidhātā (विधाता):—(nm) the Creator—Brahma:, Destiny personified; a legislator, law-maker; —[kā varadāna] a divine gift.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Vidhāta (ವಿಧಾತ):—[noun] = ವಿಧಾತೃ - [vidhatri -] 1.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+17): Niyati, Ayati, Dhata, Markandeya, Vidhatar, Khyati, Prana, Mrikandu, Vidhatri, Lakshmi, Meru, Shrotranetramaya, Bhrigu, Anagatavidhata, Dvarapalaka, Vedashiras, Mrikanda, Upajapa, Sukarma, Anagatavidhatri.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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