Vidyuta, Vidyutā: 7 definitions


Vidyuta 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.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Vidyutā (विद्युता, “flashing, glittering”):—One of the twenty-four emanations of Lakṣmī accompanying Nārāyaṇa. This particular manifestation couples with his counterpart form called Nṛsiṃha and together they form the twenty-first celestial couple. Lakṣmī represents a form of the Goddess (Devī) as the wife of Viṣṇu, while Nārāyaṇa represents the personification of his creative energy, according to the Pāñcarātra literature.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vidyutā (विद्युता).—A celestial maid of Alakāpurī. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 19, Stanza 45, that this celestial maid performed a dance in honour of the hermit Aṣṭāvakra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vidyuta (विद्युत).—A unit of time; also Vidyuti (vā. p.)*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 126; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 180.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidyutā (विद्युता).—= विद्युत् (vidyut) q. v.

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

Vidyutā (विद्युता).—(= Pali vijjutā; in Sanskrit as n. pr. (proper name), and in °tākṣa, n. pr. (proper name)), = Sanskrit vidyut, lightning: °tāṃ (acc. sg.) Lalitavistara 214.16 (verse); vidyuta-prajña (°ta m.c.) vipaśyana Lalitavistara 414.11 (verse).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vidyutā (विद्युता):—[from vi-dyut] f. = vidyut2, lightning (See comp.)

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] Sakti, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata]

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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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