Vibhavasu, aka: Vibhāvasu; 3 Definition(s)
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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
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.
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)
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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mahiṣa (महिष).—m A buffalo.
usa (उस).—An interjection upon a sudden pang or twinge. v mhaṇa, kara. See hāya.
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Pañcayāma (पञ्चयाम).—A son of Ātapa and grandson of the Vasu, Vibhāvasu; it is on account...
Rociṣa (रोचिष).—A son of Uṣā and Vibhāvasu.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 16.
aṣṭavasu (अष्टवसु).—m pl S The eight vasu viz. dhara, dhruva, sōma, āp, anila, anala, pratyūṣa,...
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The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section XXIX < [Astika Parva]
Section CCI < [Vaivahika Parva]
Section XXV < [Astika Parva]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 6 - The Progeny of the Daughters of Daksa < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
Chapter 59 - The Killing of the Demon Naraka < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 10 - The Battle Between the Demigods and the Demons < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 9: Dispute over meaning of aja < [Chapter II - Rāvaṇa’s expedition of Conquest]
Appendix 3.2: new and rare words < [Appendices]
Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
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