Caturvyuha, Caturvyūha: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Caturvyuha 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturvyuha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Caturvyūha (चतुर्व्यूह).—The Puruṣa divided into four.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 5. 34.
Purana book cover
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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»] — Caturvyuha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Caturvyūha (चतुर्व्यूह):—[=catur-vyūha] [from catur > catasṛ] mfn. having 4 kinds of appearance, [Mahābhārata xii, 13603] (Hari), [Vāyu-purāṇa i, 1, 42] (Maheśvara)

2) [v.s. ...] containing 4 chapters, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha xv, 390]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Caturvyūha (चतुर्व्यूह):—(ca + vyūha) m. Beiname Viṣṇu’s [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 64.] — Vgl. navavyūha .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Caturvyūha (चतुर्व्यूह):—Adj. —

1) vierfach erscheinend , von Viṣṇu und Śiva. —

2) vier Abschnitte — , vier Kapitel enthaltend.

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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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