Vijrimbha, Vijṛmbha: 7 definitions


Vijrimbha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Vijṛmbha can be transliterated into English as Vijrmbha or Vijrimbha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vijrimbha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vijṛmbhā (विजृम्भा) refers to “blame”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “[The Buddha] is single-minded (ekacitta), without duality (advaya). In all things, whatever they may be, food and drink (āhāra), robes and clothing (paṭa-vasana), beds and seats (śaya-āsana), praise and blame (varṇana-vijṛmbhā), mistrust and respect (vitaṇḍana-gaurava), the Buddha’s mind remains indifferent. It is like pure gold which, even when burned, melted, beaten or polished, shows no increase or decrease. [On the contrary], the Arhats, although they have broken the bonds (bandhana) and have found the Path, still retain the traces (vāsana) [of the passions]; this is why they cannot be called Bhagavat”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vijrimbha in Jainism glossary
Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Vijṛmbha (विजृम्भ) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Vijṛmbha] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vijṛmbha (विजृम्भ).—Bending or knitting (the brows); प्रियविरहरुषा रोपितभ्रूविजृम्भत्रस्ताब्धिः (priyaviraharuṣā ropitabhrūvijṛmbhatrastābdhiḥ) Bhāgavata 9.1.4.

Derivable forms: vijṛmbhaḥ (विजृम्भः).

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

Vijṛmbha (विजृम्भ).—[masculine] stretching.

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

1) Vijṛmbha (विजृम्भ):—[=vi-jṛmbha] [from vi-jṛmbh] m. bending or knitting (the brows), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Vijṛmbhā (विजृम्भा):—[=vi-jṛmbhā] [from vi-jṛmbha > vi-jṛmbh] f. yawning, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Vijrimbha 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»] — Vijrimbha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vijṛṃbha (ವಿಜೃಂಭ):—

1) [noun] the act of expanding, blowing up (as a flower).

2) [noun] the act of increasing or of becoming more in quantity, size, intensity, etc.

3) [noun] an ostentatious, brilliant or daring display; bravura.

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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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