Vipracitti; 4 Definition(s)
Vipracitti 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Viprachitti.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vipracitti (विप्रचित्ति).—General information. A Dānava (asura) born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa, by his wife Danū. Danū had given birth to thirtythree notorious asuras (demons). Vipracitti was the eldest of them. His younger brothers were Śambara etc. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva Chapter 65, Stanza 25). Other details. (i) Siṃhikā was the wife of Vipraoitti. This Siṃhikā was the sister of Hiraṇyaka ipu and Hiraṇyākṣa and the daughter of Kaśyapa and Diti. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 15).
(ii) It was this Vipracitti who took rebirth later as Jarāsandha. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Stanza 4).
(iii) Vipracitti stays in the palace of Varuṇa praising and glorifying him. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 12).
(iv) When Mahāviṣṇu took the form of Vāmana and began to measure the three worlds, Vipracitti with some asuras surrounded Vāmana. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Dākṣiṇātya pāṭha, Chapter 38).
(v) In Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 31, Stanza 12, a statement occurs to the effect that in days of old, Mahāviṣṇu took the form of Indra and killed Vipracitti.
(vi) In the war between Devas and asuras, Vipracitti was killed by Indra. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 47, Stanza 11). (See full article at Story of Vipracitti from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Vipracitti (विप्रचित्ति).—An Apsaras with the sun in Hemanta.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 18.
1b) A servant of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 19. 52.
Vipracitti (विप्रचित्ति) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vipracitti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Viprachitti is a sage, who married Simhika the daughter of Daksha.Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
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Search found 8 books and stories containing Vipracitti. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Glorification of The Race of Danu < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 8 - The race of the sages: Atri and Vasiṣṭha < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 5 - Nṛsiṃha incarnation and race of Hiraṇyakaśipu < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 10 - The Battle Between the Demigods and Vrtrasura < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
Chapter 6 - The Progeny of the Daughters of Daksa < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
Chapter 21 - Bali Maharaja Arrested by the Lord < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 32 - Description of Creation (3): The family of Kaśyapa < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 36 - Mutual fight < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 37 - Śaṅkhacūḍa fights with the full contingent of his army < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 6 - Birth of Devas, Daityas, Birds and Serpents etc. < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 64 - Mātali’s Discourse on Old Age < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 4 - The birth of Lakṣmī < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)