Virat, aka: Virāṭ; 3 Definition(s)
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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.
1d) One of the twenty Sutapa gaṇas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 15.
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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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
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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Search found 22 books and stories containing Virat or Virāṭ. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 33 - On the Devī’s Viraṭ Rūpa < [Book 7]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter LXXIV - Description of the cosmical body of viraj (continued) < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter XX - Lecture on the extinction of the living soul < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter XIX - Description of the form of virat < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 27 - Understanding Material Nature < [Canto III - The Status Quo]
Chapter 6 - Creation of the Universal Form < [Canto III - The Status Quo]
Chapter 1 - The First Step in God Realization < [Canto II - The Cosmic Manifestation]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 29 - The primeval creation < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 5 - Knowledge of paśupati principle < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 15 - The manifestation of Rudra < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)