Vipracit: 3 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Viprachit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vipracit (विप्रचित्).—(Vipracitti)—chief among the 100 sons of Danu, married Simhikā who bore one hundred and one sons collectively called Simhikeyas. Father of Rāhu; a follower of Vṛtra in his battle with Indra. Took part in the Devāsura war between Bali and Indra, but was asked by Bali to refrain from battle;1 in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu;2 in the churning of the ocean;3 in the guise of a standard killed by Mahendra in Kolāhalā war:4 the overlord of the Dānavas; the brother of Dhvaja who was killed by Indra; had his aim in the dhvaja or standard.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 31 and 37; 18. 13; 10. 19 and 31; VII. 2. 5; VIII. 10. 19; 21. 19; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 16, 25; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 107; 15. 141; 21. 6, 10-12.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 161. 79.
  • 3) Ib. 245. 31; 249. 67.
  • 4) Ib. 47. 52.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 13; 6. 1 and 18; 8. 7: 72. 85; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 60; 70. 7; 97. 85.
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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 dictionary

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

Vipracit (विप्रचित्):—[=vipra-cit] [from vipra > vip] m. Name of a Dānava (father of Rāhu), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. -citti).

[Sanskrit to German]

Vipracit in German

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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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