Vighnakartri, Vighnakartṛ, Vighna-kartri: 4 definitions


Vighnakartri 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 term Vighnakartṛ can be transliterated into English as Vighnakartr or Vighnakartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vighnakartṛ (विघ्नकर्तृ) refers to “one who is a hindrance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himācala (i.e., Himālaya): “This auspicious slender-bodied maiden of comely hips and moon-like face should not be brought near me. I forbid you again and again. A woman is a phase of illusion. As the scholars [i.e., vidvas] who have mastered the Vedas say particularly, a young damsel is a hindrance to ascetics. O mountain, I am an ascetic, a yogin, never affected by illusion. Of what avail is a woman thrust on me? [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vighnakartri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vighnakartṛ (विघ्नकर्तृ).—a. opposing, obstructing.

Vighnakartṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vighna and kartṛ (कर्तृ). See also (synonyms): vighnakara, vighnakārin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vighnakartṛ (विघ्नकर्तृ).—[adjective] the same.

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

Vighnakartṛ (विघ्नकर्तृ):—[=vi-ghna-kartṛ] [from vi-ghna > vi-ghana] mfn. idem, [Mahābhārata; Pañcarātra]

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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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