Vikartana: 6 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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.

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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

[«previous (V) next»] — Vikartana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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 Mahāvastu ii.125.4 (Pali Vin. iii.89.14 tiṇhena govikattanena; in same simile as Mahāvastu, Majjhimanikāya (Pali) i.244.15 °vikan- tanena).

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

Vikartana (विकर्तन).—i. e. vi-kṛt + ana, m. 1. A son who has usurped his father’s kingdom. 2. The sun, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 124, 2.

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

Vikartana (विकर्तन).—[adjective] & [neuter] cutting asunder, dividing; [masculine] the sun.

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

1) Vikartana (विकर्तन):—[=vi-kartana] [from vi-karta > vi-kṛt] mfn. cutting asunder, dividing, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the sun ([probably] as the ‘divider of clouds’), [Uttararāma-carita; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] a son who has usurped his father’s kingdom, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the act of cutting asunder or dividing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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