Vibhavasu, aka: Vibhāvasu; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

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): Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

1a) Vibhāvasu (विभावसु).—A Vasu worshipped for tejas;1 wife Uṣā who bore three sons, Vyuṣṭha, Rociṣa and Ātapa;2 fought with Mahiṣa in the Devāsura war.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 3. 3; XI. 26. 3.
  • 2) Ib. VI. 6. 11 and 16.
  • 3) Ib. VIII. 10. 32.

1b) A son of Danu; a follower of Vṛtra in his battle with Indra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 30; 10 [20].

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.

1f) Was abandoned by his wife Dyutī for Soma;1 Yayāti of Kuruvaṃśa compared to.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 23. 24.
  • 2) Ib. 35. 8.

1g) The king of elephants.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 237.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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context information

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Itihāsa (narrative history)

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.

(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (mahābhārata)
context information

Itihāsa (इतिहास) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Purāṇas, 2) the Mahābhārata and 3) the Rāmāyaṇa. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smṛti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to śruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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