Vinnakar, Viṇṇakar: 3 definitions

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Vinnakar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Viṇṇakar (Oppiliyappaṉkōyil, Mārkaṇḍeyakṣetra) refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Cōḻanāṭu (“Chola country”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Viṇṇakar] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vinnakar in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu

Vinnakar or Oppiliyappankoyil refers to one of the 108 divyadesas according to Priyavaccan Pillai’s compendium of the Ramayana based on the Nalayirativviyappirapantam.—Vinnakar is the equal of Venkatam. Kaviri is known as Dharmadevata.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinnakar in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Viṇṇakar (விண்ணகர்) noun < idem. + நகர். [nagar.] Vaikuṇṭha, Viṣṇu’s heaven; வைகுந்தம். வேங்கட மும் விண்ணகரும் வெஃகாவும் [vaiguntham. vengada mum vinnagarum veqkavum] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் இயற். [nalayira thivyappirapandam iyar.] 1, 77).

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Viṇṇakar (விண்ணகர்) noun See விண்ணகரம். [vinnagaram.] (S. I. I. i, 87.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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