Vidusha, Viduṣa, Viduṣā: 5 definitions


Vidusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Viduṣa and Viduṣā can be transliterated into English as Vidusa or Vidusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viduṣa (विदुष).—A king of the Aṅga dynasty. Ghṛta was the father of king Viduṣa and Pracetas was his son. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 277).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Viduṣa (विदुष).—A son of Ghṛta.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 8.

2) Viduṣā (विदुषा).—A river from Ṛṣyavān.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 24.
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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: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Viduṣa (विदुष) refers to “(independent) scholars”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] The Vedas, independent scholars (viduṣaviduṣaḥ svatantrāḥ) of different capabilities, the Tantras, the collection of mantras with celebrated powers, and thoughts and feelings concerning syntax and grammar and poetic compositions, all these, O mother, evolve to excellence from a millionth part of you”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viduṣa (विदुष).—A learned man.

-ṣī A wise or learned woman.

Derivable forms: viduṣaḥ (विदुषः).

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

Vidūṣa (विदूष).—m. (= Sanskrit vidūṣaka), buffoon, jester: Mironov (without v.l.) for °ṣaka (without v.l.) Mahāvyutpatti 3809; mano vidūṣasādṛśam Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 224.2 = 319.17 (verse; here could be m.c.).

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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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