Viraṇci, Viranci, Virañci, Viramci: 8 definitions
Viraṇci means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Viranchi.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Viraṇci (विरण्चि).—Introduced paśu hiṃsa in sacrifices. Br. II. 30. 21.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Virañci (विरञ्चि) is another name for Prajāpati Brahmā, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The first chapters opens with a salutation to Pinaki (Śiva) at whose biding Virañci (Prajāpati Brahmā) is the creator of the universe, Hari (Viṣṇu) is the preserver and Kāla-Rudra is the destroyer.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Virañci (विरञ्चि).—Name of Brahman.
Derivable forms: virañciḥ (विरञ्चिः).
See also (synonyms): virañca.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Virañci (विरञ्चि):—[from virañca] ([Kāvya literature]) m. idemSource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Virañci (विरञ्चि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viraṃci.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Viraṃci (विरंचि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Virañci.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Viraṃci (ವಿರಂಚಿ):—[noun] Brahma,the Creator of the universe.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 40 - The Origin of the Name Kanakaśṛṅgā < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 297 - Greatness of Ṛṣitoyā < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 3 - Brahmā’s Expiation < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)