Vijigishu, Vijigīṣu: 11 definitions


Vijigishu 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 Vijigīṣu can be transliterated into English as Vijigisu or Vijigishu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु) refers to “wishing to surpass (Indra)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.41 (“Description of the Altar-Structure”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Indra and others: “The distorted portayal of heaven-dwellers is something enchanting. He desires to delude the gods in a loving but cunning manner. O lord of Śacī, have you forgotten everything? Formerly you had deluded him. Hence he wishes to surpass you (vijigīṣu) here in the abode of the mountain of noble heart. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु).—The conquering king.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 223. 12; 228. 3.
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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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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Vijigīṣu refers to “the conqueror” and represents one of the twelve categories of the maṇḍala system laid out by Kauṭilya (4th century BCE) and Kāmandaka (7th century A.D.). These twelve cateogires of state can be broadly applied to Gaṇapatideva  (r. 1199-1262 A.D.) and the Kākatīya empire. The conqueror (vijigīṣu) had favourable alliances and military base in the home province. Gaṇapatideya’s power was supported by the Recerlas, the Viriyālas, the Malyālas, the Cerakus, the Vāvilāla and the Kandūru Coḍas, who were administering Sabbi-nāḍu and Kanduru-nāḍu, the major geographical divisions of the Teliṅgāṇa region.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Vijigishu in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु) refers to “persons fond of victory”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Ketu presides over mountains, fortified cities, the countries of Pahlava, Śveta, Hūṇa; Colā, Avagāṇa, Maru, Cīna (China) and the land of the Mlecchas; over rich men, men of note, men of industry and valour; over men coveting the wives of others, men prying into the secrets of other men, haughty men, ignorant men, sinners and persons fond of victory (vijigīṣu). [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु).—a.

1) Desirous of victory, wishing to conquer; यशसे विजिगीषूणाम् (yaśase vijigīṣūṇām) R.1.7.

2) Emulous, ambitious.

-ṣuḥ 1 A warrior, a hero.

2) Antagonist, a disputant, an opponent.

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

Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु).—mfn. (-ṣuḥ-ṣuḥ-ṣu) Desirous to conquer or overcome. m.

(-ṣuḥ) 1. A warrior. 2. An invader, an antagonist. 3. A disputant. 4. An opponent in general, &c. E. vi before, ji to conquer, desiderative form, u aff.

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

Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु).—i. e. vi-jigīṣa + u (see the last), I. adj. 1. One who wishes to conquer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 155; [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 36. 2. Desirous to surpass. Ii. m. 1. A warrior. 2. An invader. 3. A disputant.

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

1) Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु):—[=vi-jigīṣu] [from vi-jigīṣa > vi-ji] mfn. desirous of victory or conquest, wishing to overcome or surpass ([accusative] or [compound]), emulous, ambitious, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a warrior, invader, antagonist, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] a disputant, opponent, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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

Vijigīṣu (विजिगीषु):—[vi-jigīṣu] (ṣuḥ-ṣuḥ-ṣu) a. Desirous to conquer or overcome. m. An invader; a disputant, antagonist.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vijigishu in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vijigishu in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vijigīṣu (ವಿಜಿಗೀಷು):—[adjective] desirous of victory, success.

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Vijigīṣu (ವಿಜಿಗೀಷು):—[noun] a man desirous of victory, success.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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