Vitatha; 9 Definition(s)
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Vitatha (वितथ):—Another name for Bharadvāja (illicit son of Bṛhaspati and Manmatā). Because Bharadvāja was delivered (to Bharata) by the Marut demigods, he was known as Vitatha. He had a son who was named Manyu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.1)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Vitatha (वितथ).—Another name of hermit Dīrghatamas. This Vitatha was the foster-son of Bharata. (For further details see under Bharata 1 and Dīrghatamas).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Vitatha (वितथ).—A name for Bharadvāja, after his adoption by Bharata: father of Manyu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 156; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 19. Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 1.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Vitatha (वितथ) refers to one of the 53 gods to be worshipped in the southern quarter and given pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) according to the Vāstuyāga rite in Śaktism (cf. Śāradātilaka-tantra III-V). The worship of these 53 gods happens after assigning them to one of the 64 compartment while constructing a Balimaṇḍapa. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods (eg., Vitatha).Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Vitatha (वितथ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vitatha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Languages of India and abroad
vitatha : (adj.) false; untrue. (nt.) untruth.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Vitatha, (adj.) (vi+tatha; cp. Epic & Class. Sk. vitatha) untrue; nt. untruth D. II, 73 (na hi Tathāgatā vitathaṃ bhaṇanti); Sn. 9 sq.; Vv 5315 (=atatha, musā ti attho VvA. 240); J. V, 112; VI, 207; Ps. 104; DA. I, 62.—avitatha true S. II, 26; V, 430; Miln. 184; Sdhp. 530; DA. I, 65. (Page 620)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
vitatha (वितथ).—a S False, untrue: also unreal, unsubstantial, not extant or subsisting.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.
1) Untrue, false; आजन्मनो न भवता वितथं किलोक्तम् (ājanmano na bhavatā vitathaṃ kiloktam) Ve.3.13;5.41; R.9.8.
2) Vain, futile; as in वितथप्रयत्न (vitathaprayatna) R.2.42.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
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The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)