Vibhavasu, Vibhāvasu, Vibha-vasu: 17 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—One of the eight principal ministers of Mahiṣāsura, an asura chieftain from the city Mahiṣa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 93. All of these ministers were learned, valiant and just.
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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—A hermit who got angry quickly. This hermit cursed his brother Supratīka. (See under Garuḍa, para 5).
2) Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—A hermit. This hermit respected Yudhiṣṭhira much. (Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 26, Stanza 24).
3) Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—One of the sons born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa by his wife Danu. Vibhāvasu also was present at the battle between Vṛtrāsura and Indra. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 6).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1b) A son of Danu; a follower of Vṛtra in his battle with Indra.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 30; 10 .
1c) A son of Mura (s.v.).*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 59. 12.
1d) A name of Sūrya.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 83.
1e) A Pratardana god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 30.
1g) The king of elephants.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 237.
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—There is a story of “Two brothers” in the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata. The two brothers, Vibhāvasu and Supratīka are fighting for sharing their father’s property. Their dispute is going on births after births.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु) is the name of a great warrior (mahāratha) who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side but was slain by Prabhāsa, who participated in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... then four more great warriors, armed with bows, sent by Śrutaśarman, surrounded Prabhāsa:... the third was Vibhāvasu, king of the mountain Jayapura”.
The story of Vibhāvasu was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vibhāvasu, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु) refers to one of the ten sons of Vasu, the son of Abhicandra (an ancient king from Śaktimatī), according , according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as Muni Nārada said to Rāvaṇa: “[...] Then King Vasu, destroyed by the gods who were angered by that falsehood, went to a terrible hell. Vasu’s sons, Pṛthuvasa, Citravasu, Vāsava, Śakra, Vibhāvasu, Viśvā-vasu, and the seventh, Śūra, and the eighth, Mahāśūra, seated at their father’s feet, were killed by the gods at that time from anger. The ninth son, Suvasu, fled to Nāgapura and Vasu’s tenth son, Bṛhaddhvaja went to Mathurā. Much ridiculed by the citizens, Parvata was banished from the city and was received by the Asura Mahākāla”.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Vibhavasu in India is the name of a plant defined with Calotropis gigantea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Madorius giganteus Kuntze (among others).
2) Vibhavasu is also identified with Plumbago zeylanica It has the synonym Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Contributions to the Botany of India (1834)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Systema Vegetabilium (1820)
· FBI (1882)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1837)
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Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the sun.
2) fire; रचयिष्यामि तनुं विभावसौ (racayiṣyāmi tanuṃ vibhāvasau) Kumārasambhava 4.34; R.3.37;1.82; तेजश्चास्मि विभावसौ (tejaścāsmi vibhāvasau) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 7.9.
3) the moon.
4) a kind of necklace.
Derivable forms: vibhāvasuḥ (विभावसुः).
Vibhāvasu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vibhā and vasu (वसु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-suḥ) 1. The sun. 2. Fire. 3. The moon. 4. A sort of necklace or garland. E. vibhā light, vasu being, substance.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—m. 1. the sun, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 78, 76. 2. the moon, [Śṛṅgāratilaks] 2. 3. fire.
— Cf. cf. vasna.
Vibhāvasu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vibhā and vasu (वसु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—[adjective] resplendent. [masculine] fire or the god of fire; the sun.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vibhāvasu (विभावसु):—[=vi-bhā-vasu] 2. vi-bhā-vasu mfn. abounding in light (applied to Agni, Soma, and Kṛṣṇa), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Harivaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. fire or the god of fire, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] the sun, [Atharvaveda-pariśiṣṭa; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a sort of necklace or garland, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the 8 Vasus, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Naraka, [ib.]
8) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [ib.]
9) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata]
10) [v.s. ...] of a mythical prince dwelling on the mountain Gaja-pura, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
11) [v.s. ...] of a Gandharva (who is said to have stolen the Soma from Gāyatrī as she was carrying it to the gods), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु):—[vibhā-vasu] (suḥ) 2. m. The sun; fire; moon; garland.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Vibhāvasu (विभावसु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vibhāvasu.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a lustrous, bright thing.
2) [noun] the sun.
3) [noun] fire.
4) [noun] the Fire-God, the Regent of south-west direction.
5) [noun] the moon.
6) [noun] the plant Calotrophis gigantea of Asclepiadaceae family.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vibhavashuddhi.
Full-text (+12): Rocisha, Pancayama, Vyushta, Ashtavasu, Supratika, Vihavasu, Atapa, Nabhasvan, Gandharvatirtha, Jayapura, Jayapuracala, Vajra, Shravana, Dyuti, Ashavaha, Vajralinga, Agni, Tamra, Shakra, Vishvavasu.
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Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section XXIX < [Astika Parva]
Section XXVI < [Arjunabhigamana Parva]
Section CCI < [Vaivahika Parva]
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Sun-worship Vratas (50) Sarvāpti-saptamī < [Chapter 5 - Rituals Related to the Sun-Worship in the Purāṇas]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2963-2965 < [Chapter 25 - Examination of the Doctrine of ‘Self-sufficient Validity’]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Progeny of Dakṣa’s Daughters < [Book 6 - Sixth Skandha]
Chapter 10 - A Battle between Gods and Asuras < [Book 8 - Eighth Skandha]
Chapter 59 - Narakāsura slain—The Pārijāta tree brought to Dvārakā < [Book 10 - Tenth Skandha]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 158 - Nimbārkadeva-tīrtha (Nimbārka Deva) < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 117 - Fruit of Worship by Justly Procured, Stolen and Impaired Material < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 21 - The greatness of Puṣkara and some important vows < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]