Vagisha, Vāgīśā, Vāgīśa: 12 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vagisha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vāgīśā and Vāgīśa can be transliterated into English as Vagisa or Vagisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: The Khecarividya of Adinatha

Vāgīśā (वागीशा, “The Queen of Speech”):—A name of Sarasvatī, the consort of Brahmā, according to the Khecarīvidyā by Ādinātha.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Vāgīśā (वागीशा, “highest speech”) is another name for Brāhmī, the form of Trikalā having a white body representing the energy of Brahmā, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 91. Trikalā (त्रिकला) is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāgīśa (वागीश).—Also Vāgadhīśa and Vākpati; God of learning.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 79; 23. 33, 46.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Pt. Sanjay Rath: Bṛhaspati Kavacha Mantra

Vāgīśa (वागीश) refers to one of the 18 names of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) according to the Bṛhaspati-kavaca-mantra from the Brahmayāmalatantra. In jyotiṣa there is a saying that when Jupiter protects there is none that can destroy. The eighteen names of Jupiter (viz., Vāgīśa) relate to eighteen body parts starting from the top of head (śiras). One method uses this formula: Each name associates with two drekkāṇa reckoned from lagna in the horoscope.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Vāgīśa (वागीश) or Vāgīśasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a rājasa type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika. b. Rājasa (e.g., Vāgīśa-saṃhitā). c. Tāmasa.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vāgīśa (वागीश).—(= Pali Vaṅgīsa), name of a disciple of Buddha: Mahāvastu i.163.12 (praises Buddha); 267.10; 269.10 (tells an incident in a past existence of Buddha and himself); Pravāraṇa Sūtra, Hoernle [Manuscript Remains of Buddhist literature found in Eastern Turkestan] 38.1 (with Pali parallel, SN i.191.28 ff.); Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.182.19 ff.

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

Vāgīśa (वागीश).—mfn.

(-śaḥ-śā-śaṃ) Eloquent, well spoken. m.

(-śaḥ) 1. An author, an orator, a poet, &c. 2. Brahma. E. vāk speech, īśa master.

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

Vāgīśa (वागीश).—[adjective] & [masculine] = seq. (often —° in names of learned men).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vāgīśa (वागीश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Nyāyasiddhāñjana. Rice. 114.

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

1) Vāgīśa (वागीश):—[=vāg-īśa] [from vāg > vāc] mfn. one who is a master of language, eloquent, an orator, author, poet etc. (frequently at the end of names of scholars), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Bṛhas-pati or the planet Jupiter, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] of Brahmā, [Kumāra-sambhava; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] (also with bhaṭṭācārya) Name of various authors, [Catalogue(s)]

5) Vāgīśā (वागीशा):—[=vāg-īśā] [from vāg-īśa > vāg > vāc] f. Name of Sarasvatī, [Sāyaṇa]

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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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