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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: 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.
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.
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 (viduṣa—viduṣaḥ 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”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+16): Prapadana, Svatantra, Ardhya, Ghrita, Kanthabhusha, Vidushaka, Kanthabhushana, Abhivadya, Vijalpa, Kuṇita, Avidvasu, Karnata, Carvana, Karnataka, Asmi, Turvasuvamsha, Sampravesha, Upajna, Varenya, Jivana.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 6.54.1 < [Sukta 54]
Rig Veda 10.2.4 < [Sukta 2]
Rig Veda 5.44.10 < [Sukta 44]
Chandogya Upanishad (english Translation) (by Swami Lokeswarananda)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2.1k - The Druhya Dynasty < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 2 - Rivers and Mountains of Bhāratavarṣa < [Chapter 8 - Geographical data in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Taittiriya Upanishad Bhashya Vartika (by R. Balasubramanian)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
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