Viplava, Viplāva: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Viplav.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Viplava (विप्लव) refers to the “distress” (e.g., of Bhairava), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava said to the Goddess:—“O goddess, do not disdain (my) distress (viplava). Bestow upon me the Command of grace (prasādājñā). If you do not consider (that you possess the) status of a teacher (in my regards then at least) do your own (work) out of friendship”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (vaishnavism)

Viplava (विप्लव) refers to the “distortions (that are wrong views)” according to Vedānta Deśika’s Yatirājasaptati (verse 73).—Accordingly, “May the Yatirājasaptati, the lamp that aids the Upaniṣads by which the distortions that are wrong views are extinguished (upaśamita-kudṛṣṭi-viplava), give us the knowledge that encompasses both the vibhūtis of the Blessed One”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viplava (विप्लव).—a. Perflexed, confused; मुमूर्षूणां हि मन्दात्मन्ननु स्युर्विप्लवा गिरः (mumūrṣūṇāṃ hi mandātmannanu syurviplavā giraḥ) Bhāgavata 7.8.12.

-vaḥ 1 Floating or drifting about, floating in different directions.

2) Opposition, contrariety.

3) Confusion, perplexity.

4) Tumult, scuffle, affray; M.1.

5) Devastation, predatory warfare, danger from an enemy.

6) Extortion.

7) Loss, destruction; सत्त्वविप्लवात् (sattvaviplavāt) R.8.41; तद्वाग्विसर्गो जनताघविप्लवः (tadvāgvisargo janatāghaviplavaḥ) Bhāgavata 1.5. 11.

8) Adverseness, evil turn; अथवा मम भाग्यविल्पवात् (athavā mama bhāgyavilpavāt) R. 8.47.

9) The rust on a mirror (dust accumulating on its surface); अपवर्जितविप्लवे शुचौ (apavarjitaviplave śucau) ... मतिरादर्श इवाभिदृश्यते (matirādarśa ivābhidṛśyate) Kirātārjunīya 2.26 (where viplava also means pramāṇabādhaḥ 'absence of reasoning').

1) Transgression, violation; गुरूपदिष्टेन रिपौ सुतेऽपि वा निहन्ति दण्डेन स धर्मविप्लवम् (gurūpadiṣṭena ripau sute'pi vā nihanti daṇḍena sa dharmaviplavam) Kirātārjunīya 1.13.

11) An evil, a calamity.

12) Sin, wickedness, sinfulness.

13) Terrifying an enemy by shouts and gestures.

14) Divulging, making public.

15) Profanation of the Veda by unseasonable study.

16) Shipwreck.

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Viplāva (विप्लाव).—

1) Deluging, inundating.

2) Causing tumult.

3) A horse's canter or gallop.

Derivable forms: viplāvaḥ (विप्लावः).

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

Viplava (विप्लव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Tumult, confusion, trouble. 2. Evil, calamity. 3. Rapine, extortion. 4. Sin, wickedness. 5. Predatory or irregular warfare. 6. Affray, scuffie. 7. Terrifying an enemy by shouts and gestures. 8. Confusion, perplexity, (of thought or speech.) 9. Floating about. 10. The rust, (of a mirror.) 11. Loss, destruction. E. vi before, plu to go, aff. ap .

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Viplāva (विप्लाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Deluging, inundating. 2. Devastating. 3. Causing tumult or public disturbance. 4. A horse’s canter or gallop. E. vi, and plu to go, aff. ghañ .

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

Viplava (विप्लव).—i. e. vi-plu + a, m. 1. Spreading; with gam, To become known, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 258. 2. Perplexity. 3. Calamity, disaster, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 348. 4. Tumult, trouble, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 72, M.M. 5. Predatory warfare. 6. Rapine, extortion. 7. Affray, scuffle, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 420 (disturbance). 8. Terrifying an enemy by shouts and gestures. 9. Sin, wickedness, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 19.

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Viplāva (विप्लाव).—i. e. vi-plu + a, m. 1. Inundating. 2. Devastating. 3. Causing disturbance. 4. A horse’s gallop.

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

Viplava (विप्लव).—[masculine] ruin, fall, destruction, loss, calamity, distress; tumult, rebellion, violation (of a woman).

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

1) Viplava (विप्लव):—[=vi-plava] [from vi] 1. vi-plava mfn. (for 2. See vi-√plu) having no ship or boat, [Mahābhārata]

2) [=vi-plava] [from vi-plu] 2. vi-plava m. (for 1. See p. 951, col. 2) confusion, trouble, disaster, evil, calamity, misery, distress, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] tumult, affray, revolt, [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) [v.s. ...] destruction, ruin, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] loss, damage, [Yājñavalkya]

6) [v.s. ...] violation (of a woman), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

7) [v.s. ...] profanation of the Veda by unseasonable study, [Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

8) [v.s. ...] shipwreck, [Harivaṃśa]

9) [v.s. ...] rust (on a mirror), [Kirātārjunīya ii, 26]

10) [v.s. ...] portent, evil omen, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] terrifying an enemy by shouts and gestures, [Horace H. Wilson]

12) [v.s. ...] spreading abroad, divulging (vaṃ-√gam, to become widely known), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

13) [v.s. ...] mfn. confused (as words), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

14) Viplāva (विप्लाव):—[=vi-plāva] [from vi-plava > vi-plu] m. a horse’s canter or gallop, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) [v.s. ...] deluging, [Horace H. Wilson]

16) [v.s. ...] devastating, [ib.]

17) [v.s. ...] causing tumult or public disturbance, [ib.]

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

1) Viplava (विप्लव):—[vi-plava] (vaḥ) 1. m. Scuffle, uproar, tumult, feud; predatory attack; alarm; extortion; calamity; sin; perplexity.

2) Viplāva (विप्लाव):—[vi-plāva] (vaḥ) 1. m. A horse’s canter; troubling the peace; devastating; deluging.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Viplava (विप्लव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vippava.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Viplava (विप्लव) [Also spelled viplav]:—(nm) insurrection, insurgency, revolt; ~[vakārī/vī] revolting; an insurgent; insurrectional/insurrectionary.

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