Vipracitti: 6 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Viprachitti.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
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)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Viprachitti is a sage, who married Simhika the daughter of Daksha.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vipracitti (विप्रचित्ति):—[=vipra-citti] [from vipra > vip] mfn. (vipra-) sagacious, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a preceptor, [Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad]
3) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava (father of Rāhu), [Suparṇādhyāya; Mahābhārata] etc. (cf. -cit)
4) [v.s. ...] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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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Search found 12 books and stories containing Vipracitti, Vipra-citti; (plurals include: Vipracittis, cittis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
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 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 27 - The birth of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 33 - Various Kings are Appointed by Brahma < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 43 - The Preparation of the Danavas for the Battle < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 108 - Shamvara’s Death < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section IX < [Lokapala Sabhakhayana Parva]
Section XCV < [Bhagavat-Gita Parva]
Section LXV < [Sambhava Parva]
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)]