Vitihotra, Vītihotra, Viti-hotra: 12 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vitihotra in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र):—Son of Indrasena (son of Pūrṇa). He had a son named Satyaśravā. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

2) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र):—Son of Sukumāra (son of Dhṛṣṭaketu, who was the son of Satyaketu). His son was called Bharga. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.9)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—A King in ancient India. Vītihotra was one of the ten sons born to Priyavrata by his wife Barhiṣmatī, the daughter of Viśvakarmā. Agnīdhra, Idhmajihva, Yajñabāhu, Mahāvīra, Hiraṇyaretas, Ghṛtapṛṣṭha, Savana, Medhātithi and Kavi were the brothers of Vītihotra. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 5).

2) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—The husband of Śabarī in her previous life. (See under Śabarī).

3) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—The eldest of the hundred sons of Tālajangha. When Tālajaṅgha was defeated by Paraśurāma, he and his men went to the Himālayas under the leadership of Vītihotra and hid themselves there. They returned when Paraśurāma had gone to Mahendragiri for penance. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 89).

4) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—A Kingdom of ancient India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 70, Stanza 12, that all the Kṣatriyas of this country were exterminated by Paraśurāma.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—A son of Priyavrata: appointed Lord of Puṣkaradvīpa. Father of Ramaṇaka and Dhātakī. After dividing the kingdom among his sons he became religiously devoted.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 1. 25 and 33; 20. 31.

1b) A son of Indrasena and father of Satyaśravas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 20.

1c) A son of Sukumāra and father of Bharga.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 9.

1d) The eldest son of Tālajangha; father of Ananta; escaped to Himālayas from Paraśurāma's attack.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 29; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 46. 26; 47. 67; 69. 53; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 49; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 24.

1e) Invited for Yudhiṣṭhira's Rājasūya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 74. 9.

1f) A son of Dṛṣṭaketu and father of Bhārga.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 20.

1g) A Vindhya tribe: one of the five gaṇas of the Haihayas;1 twenty kings of these, contemporaneous with ten of Śiśunāgas, ruled from Avanti.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 65; III. 69. 52; 74. 138; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 48; 114. 54; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 134.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 272. 1, 17.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vitihotra (वितिहोत्र) (Vītihotra?) was born in the line of Jayadhvaja: one of the hundred sons sons of Kārtavīrya, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Kārtavīrya had hundred sons, amongst whom only five were very famous. They were Śūrasena and others. They worshipped Mahādeva and received boons from The Lord. But Jayadhvaja was very intelligent and was devoted to Nārāyaṇa. The progeny of Jayadhvaja are called Tālajaṃghas (Tālajaṅghas). Vitihotra was the eldest of them and they were Yadavas. Vitihotra’s son was Viśruta whose wife was Pativratā (“very chaste”).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vitihotra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—

1) fire.

2) the sun.

Derivable forms: vītihotraḥ (वीतिहोत्रः).

Vītihotra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīti and hotra (होत्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—m.

(-traḥ) 1. Agni. 2. The sun. E. vīti a horse, hotra clarified butter, the usual offering or oblation with fire; also vītihātraka .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—m. 1. Agni. 2. the sun.

Vītihotra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīti and hotra (होत्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र).—[adjective] inviting to feasts or meals; [masculine] fire or the god of fire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र):—[=vīti-hotra] [from vīti > vī] mfn. (vīti-) inviting to enjoyment or to a feast, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] invited to a feast (as gods), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. fire or the god of fire, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] ([plural] the worshippers of fire in any form, [Catalogue(s)])

4) [v.s. ...] the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Priya-vrata, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Indra-sena, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Su-kumāra, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] of a son of Tāla-jaṅgha, [ib.; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([plural] his descendants)

10) [v.s. ...] of a priest, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vītihotra (वीतिहोत्र):—[vīti-hotra] (traḥ) 1. m. Fire; sun.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vitihotra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vītihōtra (ವೀತಿಹೋತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] Agni, the Fire-God.

2) [noun] the Sun-God.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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