Virat, aka: Virāṭ; 3 Definition(s)

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Virat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana

[Virat in Purana glossaries]

1) Virāṭ (विराट्).—The son of the daughter of Priyavrata. Svāyambhuva Manu married Śatarūpā. Two sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda were born to them. A daughter was born to Priyavrata. Prajāpati Kardama married her. Three sons named Samrāṭ, Kukṣi and Virāṭ were born to them. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 18).

2) Virāṭ (विराट्).—(VIRĀṬ PURUṢA). Virāṭ Puruṣa is the first incarnation of Brahmā. (For details see under Sṛṣṭi).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Virāṭ (विराट्).—A Sutapa god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 14.

1b) Is a name of Svāyambhuva Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 3. 45.

1c) The son of Nara;1 a Pratardana god.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 260; 33. 58; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 38.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 26.

1d) One of the twenty Sutapa gaṇas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 15.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Virat in Marathi glossaries]

virāṭ (विराट्).—m S The first progeny of Brahma, and the producer of the first manu or svayambhuva, who was the demiurge or secondary framer of the visible universe. 2 For virāṭdēha. Ex. vi0 racilēṃ ḍhisāḷa || hēṃ śivācā dēhasthūḷa ||.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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