Vrishotsarga, Vṛṣotsarga, Vrisha-utsarga: 10 definitions

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Vrishotsarga 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.

The Sanskrit term Vṛṣotsarga can be transliterated into English as Vrsotsarga or Vrishotsarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vrishotsarga in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग).—Rules for the dedication of a bull; the characteristics and adornments of the bull intended for gift and of the cow, its mother; intended for all castes; different coloured bulls and their significance; gift of nīla bull best for pitṛs;1 at Gayā.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 18. 14; 207. 1-41; Vāyu-purāṇa 83. 12, 45-6.
  • 2) Ib. 112. 58.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrishotsarga in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vṛṣōtsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग).—m (S) Setting at liberty of a male and female calf (as a rite in funeral solemnities) : also of a bull (as a religious act generally).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग).—setting free a bull on the occasion of a funeral rite, or as a religious act generally; एकादशाहे प्रेतस्य यस्य चोत्सृज्यते वृषः । प्रेतलोकं परित्यज्य स्वर्गलोकं च गच्छति (ekādaśāhe pretasya yasya cotsṛjyate vṛṣaḥ | pretalokaṃ parityajya svargalokaṃ ca gacchati) ||

Derivable forms: vṛṣotsargaḥ (वृषोत्सर्गः).

Vṛṣotsarga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣa and utsarga (उत्सर्ग).

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

Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग).—m.

(-rgaḥ) Setting a bull at liberty on occasion of a sacrifice or obsequial oblation. E. vṛṣa, and utsarga letting loose.

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

Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग).—m. setting a bull at liberty on occasion of a sacrifice or obsequial oblation, [Pañcatantra] 9, 3.

Vṛṣotsarga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣa and utsarga (उत्सर्ग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the 18th Pariśiṣṭa of the Av. W. p. 90.

2) Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग):—Sv. Ulwar 279.

3) Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग):—[dharma] Cs 2, 451.

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

1) Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग):—[from vṛṣa > vṛṣ] m. letting loose a bull (or [according to] to some, a bull and four heifers, as a work of merit [especially] on the occasion of a Śrāddha in honour of deceased ancestors), [Gṛhya-sūtra; Pañcatantra; Religious Thought and Life in India 319]

2) [v.s. ...] giving up virtuous acts, [Vāsavadattā]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the 18th Pariśiṣṭa of the Atharva-veda

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

Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग):—[vṛṣo+tsarga] (rgaḥ) 1. m. Liberating a bull.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vrishotsarga in German

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrishotsarga in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vṛṣotsarga (वृषोत्सर्ग):—n. setting free a bull on the occasion of a funeral rite or as a religious act;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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