Vismritatmagati, Vismṛtātmagati, Vismrita-atmagati: 1 definition


Vismritatmagati 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.

The Sanskrit term Vismṛtātmagati can be transliterated into English as Vismrtatmagati or Vismritatmagati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vismritatmagati in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vismṛtātmagati (विस्मृतात्मगति) refers to an “individual soul strayed from his ultimate goal”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Nandin cursed Dakṣa (and others):—“[...] With the power of Śiva (backing me) I now heap curses on these Brahmins here who are against Śiva and hence wicked like you. [...] Dakṣa will become goat-faced ere long. He will be indulging in vulgar worldly lustful pleasures (grāmyasukha-icchā), and evil strategies. He will be laying down rules for rituals and perpetually discussing Vedic passages. His bright pleasing face will disappear. He will become individual soul strayed from his ultimate goal (vismṛtātmagati). He will fall from his holy rites and indulge in wicked deeds.’”.

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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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