Virananda, Vīrānanda, Vira-ananda: 3 definitions


Virananda 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Virananda in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vīrānanda (वीरानन्द) refers to one of the Nine Nāthas according to the Kubjikānityāhnikatilaka: a derative text drawing from Tantras and other sources such as the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.—The Nine Nāthas propagated the Western Transmission noted in the Kubjikā Tantras. Although each Siddha has a consort with which he shares some part of his spiritual discipline, she is not considered to be his wife. Thus, from the perspective of his identity as an initiate, he is not a householder.—Vīrānanda is the Caryā name of this Nātha (i.e., the public name the Siddha uses when living as a wandering renouncer). He is associated with the following: Birth place: Koṅkaṇa; Caste: Brahmin (Ṛgvedin); Name at birth: Dāmodara; Kīrtināma (famed names): Munigaṇavara, Dhruvavedhin, Gajavedhin; Secret name: Kanaka; Pūjā name: Kumuda; Consort: Siddheśvarī.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Virananda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vīrānanda (वीरानन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka. Hall. Preface to Daśarūpa p. 30.

Vīrānanda has the following synonyms: Mahāvīrānanda.

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

Vīrānanda (वीरानन्द):—[from vīra > vīr] m. Name of a drama.

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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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