Viraṇci, Viranci, Virañci: 5 definitions



Viraṇci 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 Viranchi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Viraṇci in Purana glossary
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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Viraṇci in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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. idem

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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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