Vayuvega, aka: Vāyuvegā, Vāyuvega, Vayu-vega; 11 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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1) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा):—The Sanskrit name for the goddess representing the third secondory gross element “wind”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā.

2) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा):—Sanskrit name of one of the twenty-four goddesses of the Sūryamaṇḍala (first maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra) according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. The Khecarīcakra is the fifth cakra (‘internal mystic center’) of the five (pañcacakra) and is located on or above the head. She presides over the pītha (‘sacred site’) called Prayāga.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Prayāga: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22). Her weapon is the dhvaja. Furthermore, Vāyuvegā is accompanied by the Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) named Pavana and their abode is an udumbara-tree. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) refers to “swift as the wind” and is the presiding deity of māndhātṛ (‘thoughtful’), according to the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi 67-84. Māndhātṛ represents one of the sixteen words that together make up the elā musical composition (prabandha). Elā is an important subgenre of song and was regarded as an auspicious and important prabandha (composition) in ancient Indian music (gāndharva). According to nirukta analysis, the etymological meaning of elā can be explained as follows: a represents Viṣṇu, i represents Kāmadeva, la represents Lakṣmī.

Vāyuvegā is one of the sixteen deities presiding over the corresponding sixteen words of the elā-prabandha, all of which are defined in the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi (“crest-jewel of music”): a 15th-century Sanskrit work on Indian musicology (gāndharvaśāstra).

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Vāyuvega (वायुवेग) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Vāyuvega) in 20 verses.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Vāyuvega (वायुवेग).—A Kṣatriya King in ancient India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Stanza 63 that this King was born from a portion of the asura named Krodhavaśa.

2) Vāyuvega (वायुवेग).—A son of the hermit Maṅkaṇaka. (See Para 3, under Maṅkaṇaka).

3) Vāyuvega (वायुवेग).—One of the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He was present at the Svayaṃvara (marriage) of Draupadī (Mahābhārata Araṇya: Chapter 177, Verse 2).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Vāyuvega (वायुवेग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.58) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāyuvega) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) is the goddess presiding over one of the six petals of the northern lotus of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala, according to the Vārāhyabhyudayatantra (largerly extracted from the 10th century Abhidhānottaratantra). These six petals are presided over by a kuleśvarī (presiding lady) named Locanā. The central deity of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala is the twelve-armed Vajravarāhī.

Vāyuvegā is associated with the sacred site (pīṭha) named Triśakuni. All the goddess of the northern lotus petals are to be visualised as dancing naked and being half-male / half-female (ardhanarīśvarī) with their two sides being black and yellow. In their four arms they brandish a bowl and staff, with a ḍamaru and their familial attribute.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) is the name of a Ḍākinī (‘sacred girl’) presiding over Triśakuni: one of the four Upakṣetra (‘sacred spot’) present within the Vākcakra (‘circle of word’), according to the 9th-centruy Vajraḍākatantra. The Vākcakra is one of three Cakras within the Tricakra system which embodies twenty-four sacred spots or districts resided over by twenty-four Ḍākinīs (viz., Vāyuvegā) whose husbands abide in one’s body in the form of twenty-four ingredients (dhātu) of one’s body.

Vāyuvegā has for her husband the hero (vīra) named Mahāvīra. She is the presiding deity of Triśakuni and the associated internal location are the ‘navel’ and the bodily ingredients (dhātu) are the ‘lungs’.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Mahāvīra forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Vajracakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the vajracakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Vāyuvegā] and Vīras each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum and a knife; they are dark-bluish-black in color.

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vāyuvega (वायुवेग).—a. swift as wind.

Vāyuvega is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāyu and vega (वेग). See also (synonyms): vāyusama.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा).—(1) n. of a kiṃnara maid: Kv 5.23; (2) n. of a yoginī: Sādh 427.5.

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