Vaibhava: 16 definitions


Vaibhava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Vaibhav.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Vaibhava (वैभव) refers to:—Opulence; wealth. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Bharatiya vastu-sastra

Vaibhava (वैभव) or Vaibhavatantra is the name of a Tantra authored by Vibhava: an ancient teacher (ācārya) of Vāstuśāsta (science of architecture) according to the Vibhava.—All these great teachers cannot be said to be legendary. Some used to be propagated in ancient India. No nation can flourish without its care for its material prosperity. All this technique and training and their systematic and successful teaching and transmission were of equal importance. Most of the treatises of Vāstuśāstra carry many of these names [i.e., Vibhava—Vaibhava-tantra], yet a good many of them are quoted as authorities, yet still others are honoured with actual passages being quoted from their works.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Vaibhava (वैभव) refers to “magnificent power”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā III.2.12.—Accordingly, “When further [the layers of the objective “self”] from the Void to the [very] tissues of the body are transmuted by means of the ‘alchemical elixir,’ i.e. by the [fundamental] ‘I’-sense which is certainly conjoined with the qualities of magnificent power (vaibhava), eternality, sovereignty, [and others] of such nature that are cognized [as aspects of that ‘I’], then in this state [called] Beyond the Fourth they abandon (as it were) their objectivity”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vaibhava (वैभव) refers to the “power” (of the venerable omniscient one), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The doctrine freely bestows the power of the venerable omniscient one (śrīmat-sarvajña-vaibhava) which is furnished with the great eminences [and] is the great abode of the auspicious [events]. It goes along with [sentient beings to the other world], then it protects, produces benefit always [and], having saved [them] from the mire of life it sets [them] on the pure path [of liberation]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaibhava (वैभव).—n (S Or vibhava) Grandeur, glory, majesty, magnificence and splendor of state.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vaibhava (वैभव).—a Grandeur, glory.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaibhava (वैभव).—

1) Greatness, glory, grandeur, magnificence, splendour, wealth.

2) Power, might; महतां हि धैर्यम- विचिन्त्यवैभवम् (mahatāṃ hi dhairyama- vicintyavaibhavam) Kirātārjunīya 12.3.

Derivable forms: vaibhavam (वैभवम्).

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

Vaibhava (वैभव).—n.

(-vaṃ) 1. Grandour, wealth. 2. Power. E. vibhava and aṇ added.

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

Vaibhava (वैभव).—i. e. vibhava + a, n. Power, greatness, [Kirātārjunīya] 12, 3.

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

Vaibhava (वैभव).—[neuter] might, power, high position, majesty, grandeur.

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

1) Vaibhava (वैभव):—n. ([from] vi-bhava) might, power (ifc. f(ā). )

2) high position, greatness, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) superhuman power or might, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) grandeur, glory, magnificence, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Vaibhava (वैभव):—(vaṃ) 1. n. Grandeur, glory. a. Astonishing.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vaibhava (वैभव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vehava.

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Vaibhava 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vaibhava (वैभव) [Also spelled vaibhav]:—(nm) grandeur, glory, magnificence; wealth, prosperity, riches; ~[śālitā] the state of being ~[śālī; ~śālī] grand, glorious; magnificent, full of grandeur / glory / magnificence; wealthy, prosperous, rich.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaibhava (ವೈಭವ):—

1) [noun] (relatively more, greater) ability to do, act or produce; power; might.

2) [noun] the quality of being higher in some quality or degree; greatness; excellence.

3) [noun] the state of having much money or property; affluence; wealth.

4) [noun] a showy display, esp. of wealth, status, etc.; pretentiousness; ostentation; pomp.

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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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