Vijitasu, Vijitāsu: 3 definitions


Vijitasu 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Vijitāsu (विजितासु) is the name of a Muni (hermit), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly, as a Vidyādhara said to Puṣkarākṣa: “... then Tārāvalī, in her search for her husband, at last reached a forest on the other side of the western sea, inhabited by a hermit of supernatural powers... the hermit, who was named Vijitāsu, was wandering about in search of fruits and roots, and came there; and that fruit, being ripe, fell from the jambu tree and broke, and a heavenly maiden came out of it, and respectfully bowing, saluted the feet of that hermit”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vijitāsu, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vijitāsu (विजितासु):—[=vi-jitāsu] [from vi-jita > vi-ji] 2. vi-jitāsu m. Name of a Muni, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Vijitasu 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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