Vijayalakshmi, Vijayalakṣmī, Vijaya-lakshmi: 3 definitions

Introduction

Vijayalakshmi 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 Vijayalakṣmī can be transliterated into English as Vijayalaksmi or Vijayalakshmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous (V) next»] — Vijayalakshmi in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

1) Vijayalakṣmī (विजयलक्ष्मी, “Victorious Lakṣmī”):—One of the eight primary forms of Lakṣmī (aṣṭhalakṣmī). She is also known as Jayalakṣmī and is the giver of victory, not only in battles but also over conquering hurdles in pursuit of succes. She is garbed in red and has eight arms; six of which carry cakra, śaṅkha, sword, shield, lotus and pāśa. The other two hands are in the abhaya-mudra and varada-mudra pose

2) Vijayalakṣmī (विजयलक्ष्मी) refers to an aspect of nṛsiṃha (‘man-lion’), according to the Vihagendra-saṃhitā 4.17, which mentions seventy-four forms (inlcuding twenty forms of vyūha). He is also known as Vijayalakṣmīnṛsiṃha or Vijayalakṣmīnarasiṃha. Nṛsiṃha is a Tantric deity and refers to the furious (ugra) incarnation of Viṣṇu.

The 15th-century Vihagendra-saṃhīta is a canonical text of the Pāñcarātra corpus and, in twenty-four chapters, deals primarely with meditation on mantras and sacrificial oblations.

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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)

[«previous (V) next»] — Vijayalakshmi in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vijayalakṣmī (विजयलक्ष्मी).—One of the eight Lakṣmīs. The duty of Vijayalakṣmī was keeping the treasury of Brahmā. Once she showed carelessness in her duty. So Brahmā cursed her to go and guard the gate tower of Rāvaṇa. Accordingly Vijayalakṣmī guarded the gate of Laṅkā under the name Laṅkālakṣmī. When she was hit by Hanūmān she obtained her original form and returned to the world of Devas. (See under Laṅkālakṣmī).

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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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