Vighnabhaya, Vighna-bhaya: 1 definition


Vighnabhaya 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vighnabhaya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vighnabhaya (विघ्नभय) refers to the “fear of hindrance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.41 (“Description of the Altar-Structure”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Śiva: “O great lord, lord of gods, listen to my auspicious words. O lord, there is no fear of any hindrance (vighnabhaya) in the celebration of marriage. The lord of mountains will surely give his daughter to you. It is certainly to take you there that these mountains have come here. But to delude the gods a wonderful spell has been created. O omniscient, it is only to inspire curiosity. There is no possibility of any obstacle. [...]”.

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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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