Vayuvega, Vāyuvegā, Vāyuvega, Vayu-vega: 19 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

1) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा):—The Sanskrit name for the goddess representing the third secondary 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: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

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).

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi

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).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

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 (e.g., Vāyuvega) in 20 verses.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Vayuvega in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) refers to one of the eight Kaula consorts (dūtī-aṣṭaka) associated with Kāmākhya (corresponding to the eastern face of Bhairava), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Kaula consorts (dūtyaṣṭaka): Anaṅgamekhalā, Anaṅgamadanāturā, Anaṅgakusumā, Anaṅgamadanā, Bhuvanapālikā, Śaśirekhā, Khagavegā, Vāyuvegā.

2) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) also refers to one of the eight Yoginīs (yoginī-aṣṭaka) associated with Nādapīṭha (identified with Kulūta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—[...] The eight Yoginīs (yoginyaṣṭaka): Vīrabhadrā, Kālī, Kapālī, Vikṛtā, Kroṣṭāṅgī, Vāmabhadrā, Vāyuvegā, Hayānanā.

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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.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini

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: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

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: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

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: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) is the name of a Ḍākinī (female consort) and one of the deities of the Cakrasaṃvara-maṇḍala or Saṃvaramaṇḍala of Abhayākaragupta’s Niṣpannayogāvalī, p. 45 and n. 145; (Cf. Cakrasaṃvaratantra, Gray, David B., 2007).—The Cakrasaṃvara mandala has a total of sixty-two deities. [...] Three concentric circles going outward, the body, speech and mind wheels (kāya-vāka-citta), in the order: mind (blue), speech (red), and body (white), with eight Ḍākinīs each in non-dual union with their Ḍākas, "male consorts".

Associated elements of Vāyuvegā and Mahāvīra:

Circle: vākacakra [=vākcakra?] (speech-wheel) (red);
Ḍākinī (female consort): Vāyuvegā;
Ḍāka (male consort): Mahāvīra;
Bīja: triṃ;
Body-part: navel;
Pīṭha: Triśakuni;
Bodily constituent: phupphusa (lungs);
Bodhipakṣa (wings of enlightenment): vīryabala (power of effort).

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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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Vāyuvega (वायुवेग) refers to “thrust [or speed] of winds” [as taught by the Bhagavān in the ‘great heart called the Garuḍa-flame’], according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) is the name of a Vidyādhara queen, according to chapter 4.1 [śreyāṃsanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“Now there is a city Rathanūpuracakravāla, the ornament of the southern row on Mount Vaitāḍhya. There lived a king of the Vidyādharas, Jvalanajaṭin, whose magnificence was unequaled, resembling a flame in brilliance. His chief-queen was named Vāyuvegā, the supreme abode of Prīti, slow in gait like a swan. By this queen a son, who was named Arkakīrti from the sight of a sun in a dream, was borne to the king. In time he had a daughter, also, named Svayamprabhā, because of the sight in a dream of a digit of the moon by whose own light the sky was made white. [...]”.

2) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा) is the wife of Vidyādhara-king Kanakapūjya from Śivamandira, according to chapter 5.2 [śāntinātha-caritra].—Accordingly, as Muni Kīrtidhara said to Kanakaśrī regarding her previous life:—“[...] On [Mount Vaitāḍhya] there is a city, Śivamandira, the abode of happiness, which is like a twin of Śakra’s city. Its king was named Kanakapūjya, whose feet were worshipped by powerful Vidyādhara-kings. I was the son, Kīrtidhara, of his wife Vāyuvegā. My wife was named Anilavegā, the head of my harem. Once upon a time she saw three dreams while she was asleep in the night. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāyuvega (वायुवेग).—a. swift as wind.

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

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

Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा).—(1) name of a kiṃnara maid: Kāraṇḍavvūha 5.23; (2) name of a yoginī: Sādhanamālā 427.5.

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

Vāyuvega (वायुवेग).—[masculine] the swiftness of wind.

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

1) Vāyuvega (वायुवेग):—[=vāyu-vega] [from vāyu] m. the velocity of the wind, a gust of w° (See below)

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. having the vel° of w°, fleet as the w°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the 7 Ṛṣis (See -cakra), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata]

5) Vāyuvegā (वायुवेगा):—[=vāyu-vegā] [from vāyu-vega > vāyu] f. Name of a Yoginī, [Kālacakra]

6) [v.s. ...] of a Kiṃ-nara maiden, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

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Vayuvega 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāyuvēga (ವಾಯುವೇಗ):—

1) [noun] the speed at which the wind is blowing.

2) [noun] a very high speed.

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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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