Vikartana; 3 Definition(s)
Vikartana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vikartana (विकर्तन).—A king of the Solar dynasty who was afflicted with leprosy. It is stated in Padma Purāṇa, Uttarakhaṇḍa, Chapter 135, that he got recovery from the disease by bathing in the river Sābhramatī.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) The sun; U.5.
2) The Arka plant.
3) A son who has usurped his father's kingdom.
Derivable forms: vikartanaḥ (विकर्तनः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vikartana (विकर्तन).—(nt. or m., = Pali vikattana, vikantana), knife, in go-vi° (also Pali), (cow-)butcher-knife: (sayyathāpi …goghātako vā)…tīkṣṇena go-vikartanena gāvīye śīrṣakapālaṃ dāleya Mv ii.125.4 (Pali Vin. iii.89.14 tiṇhena govikattanena; in same simile as Mv, MN i.244.15 °vikan- tanena).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
The Mahabharata - Fourth Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)