Vipashcit, Vipaścit: 10 definitions


Vipashcit 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.

The Sanskrit term Vipaścit can be transliterated into English as Vipascit or Vipashcit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vipashchit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vipashcit in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—The name of the Indra of the age of Manu Svārociṣa. (See under Manvantara).

2) Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—Husband of Pīvarī, the princess of Vidarbha. It is mentioned in Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, that because of the sinful acts done by this man towards his wife he had to go to hell.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्) is the name of Indra in the Svārociṣa-Manvantara: the second of the fourteen Manvantaras, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, “In this second [Svārociṣa] Manvantara the deities are the Tuṣitas, Vipaścit is the name of the Indra, and Ūrja , Stambha, Prāṇa, Dānta, Ṛṣabha, Timira and Sārvarivān (Arvarīvān?) are the seven sages”.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Vipashcit in Kavya glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्) refers to a “wise person”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 8.88-90.—Accordingly: “The wise say that death is the natural state of embodied creatures and life is a change in that state. If a being remains breathing even for a moment it is surely fortunate. The foolish man regards the loss of his dear one as a dart shot into his heart. Another man looks on the same as a dart that has been pulled out, for it is a door to beatitude. When we are taught that our own body and soul unite and then separate, tell me which wise person (vipaścit) should be tormented by separation from the external objects of the senses?”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vipashcit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—a. Learned, wise; विपश्चितो विनिन्युरेनं गुरवो गुरुप्रियम् (vipaścito vininyurenaṃ guravo gurupriyam) R.3.29. -m. A learned or wise man, sage; भवन्ति ते सभ्यतमा विपश्चितां मनोगतं वाचि निवेशयन्ति ये (bhavanti te sabhyatamā vipaścitāṃ manogataṃ vāci niveśayanti ye) Ki.14. 4; Pt.1.1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—m. (-ścita) A Pandit, a learned Brahman, a teacher. E. vi and pa, before ci to collect, affs. kvip and tuk aug.; form irr.

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

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—m. A learned man; prudent, wise, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 308; [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 17.

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

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्).—[adjective] agitated, inspired; wise, learned, clever in, familiar with (—°).

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

1) Vipaścit (विपश्चित्):—[=vipaś-cit] [from vipaś > vip] mfn. inspired, wise, learned, versed in or acquainted with ([compound]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Indra under Manu Svārociṣa, [Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of the Supreme Spirit, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

4) [v.s. ...] of a Buddha ([probably] [wrong reading] for vipaśyin), [Lalita-vistara]

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

Vipaścit (विपश्चित्):—[vi-paścit] (t) 5. m. A pandit.

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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 (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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