Vilapat, Vi-lapat: 2 definitions
Vilapat 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)
Vilapat (विलपत्) (Cf. Vilapatī) refers to “lamenting”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, after Rati lamented her husband’s death: “Lamenting thus [i.e., vilapatī] and crying out various piteous words she beat with her hands, kicked with her legs and plucked her hairs. O Nārada, on hearing her lamentation even the beasts and residents of the forest, nay all the immobile trees and bushes became miserable. In the meantime Indra and other gods remembered lord Śiva and consoled Rati saying as follows:—[...]”.
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
Vilapat (विलपत्).—mfn. (-pan-pantī-pat) 1. Speaking, talking. 2. Prating, talking idly or wildly. E. vi before lap to speak, śatṛ aff.
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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