Vighnesha, aka: Vighneśa, Vighna-isha; 4 Definition(s)

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Vighnesha 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 Vighneśa can be transliterated into English as Vighnesa or Vighnesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vighneśa (विघ्नेश).—The God of boundless powers and energy: is said to have created obstacles to the gods and the Asuras in the amṛtamathana; worship of;1 a list of 51 names of;2 in the shape of the elephant sits on the belly of the Śilā.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 7. 8; XI. 27. 29.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 63-6.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 65.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Vighneśa (विघ्नेश) is the name of a deity who received the Suprabhedāgama from Daśeśa through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The suprabheda-āgama, being part of the ten Śivabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Vighneśa obtained the Suprabhedāgama from Daśeśa who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Vighneśa in turn, transmitted it to Śaśi who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Suprabhedāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vighneśa (विघ्नेश).—epithets of Gaṇeśa; विघ्नेशो वः स पायाद्विवृतिषु जलधीन् पुष्कराग्रेण पीत्वा (vighneśo vaḥ sa pāyādvivṛtiṣu jaladhīn puṣkarāgreṇa pītvā). °वाहनम् (vāhanam) a rat.

Derivable forms: vighneśaḥ (विघ्नेशः).

Vighneśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vighna and īśa (ईश). See also (synonyms): vighneśāna, vighneśvara.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vighneśa (विघ्नेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) Ganesa. E. vighna an obstacle, īśa lord: see vighnanāśana .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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