Vikartana; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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-English dictionary

Vikartana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Vikartana (विकर्तन).—

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
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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. 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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