Vipracitti; 4 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Viprachitti.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: 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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Viprachitti is a sage, who married Simhika the daughter of Daksha.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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