Vayavyastra, Vāyavyāstra, Vayavya-astra: 2 definitions
Vayavyastra 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Vāyavyāstra (वायव्यास्त्र) is a Sanskrit word for a weapon used in Purāṇic literature, such as the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa (9.20.22-53), where it was in the presence of Devī Bhadrakālī, who was preparing for the war between Śankhacūḍa with the Devas.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Vāyavyāstra (ವಾಯವ್ಯಾಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] a kind of mystical arrow, that is supposed to blow a heavy wind when shot.
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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 45 - Śrī Rāma Appears on the Battlefield < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 45 - The Manifesṭation of Narasiṃha < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 63 - Bāṇa Vanquished—Aniruddha brought to Dvārakā < [Book 10 - Tenth Skandha]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)