वैवस्वतः [विवस्वतो$पत्यम् अण्] 1 N. of the seventh Manu who is supposed to preside over the present age; see under Manu; वैवस्वतो मनुर्नाम माननीयो मनीषिणाम् R.1.11; U.6.18. -2 N. of Yama; यानं सस्मार कौबेरं वैवस्वतजिगीषया R.15.45. -3 N. of Agni. -4 One of the eleven Rudras. -5 The planet Saturn. -तम् The present age or Manvantara, as presided over by Manu Vaivasvata or the seventh Manu. -Comp. -मन्वन्तरम् N. of the 7th (the present) मन्वन्तर.
In the Rigveda and later has no claim to historical reality. He is simply the first man, father of the race, and its guide in all matters, sacrificial and other. Hence the views of the texts on inheritance are foisted on Manu and his youngest son, Nābhānediṣṭha. He also plays the part of the hero in the Vedic legend of the flood. Manu is called Vivasvan or Vaivasvata, ‘ son of Vivasvant ’ (the god); Sāvarni, ‘ descendant of Savarnā ’ (the substitute of Saraηyū in the legend of her wedding); and Sāmvarani, ‘ descendant of Samvarana.’ The first name is, of course, mythical. The other two have been regarded as historical, Sāvarni being taken by Ludwig as a king of the Turvaśas, but this is very doubtful.
adjective coming from or belonging to the sun (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relating or belonging to Yama Vaivasvata (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relating to Manu Vaivasvata (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine) name of a Maṅu (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the Rudras (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the planet Saturn (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
patr. of Yama (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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