Viryavat, Vīryavat: 7 definitions


Viryavat means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Viryavat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vīryavat (वीर्यवत्) refers to “(one endowed with) heroism”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Menā said to Goddess Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā):—“O Śivā, Hail, Hail! O great goddess, If you consider me worthy of a boon, I shall choose one. O mother of the universe, at first let me have a hundred sons endowed with longevity, heroism [i.e., vīryavat], prosperity and accomplishments. After that let me have a daughter of comely features and good qualities who will delight both the families and who will be revered by the three worlds. O Śivā, be my daughter for fulfilling the needs of the gods. O Goddess, be Rudra’s wife and indulge in divine sports with the lord”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vīryavat (वीर्यवत्).—A sādhya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 16; Matsya-purāṇa 203. 11.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vīryavat (वीर्यवत्) refers to “one who is full of energy”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXXII-XXXIV).—Accordingly, “All beings fear suffering and are attached to happiness. Enmity is cause and condition for suffering, and maitrī is cause and condition for happiness. Beings who hear it said that this concentration of loving-kindness can chase away suffering and bring happiness become mindful (smṛtimat), brave (ātāpin) and full of energy (vīryavat) to practice this meditative stabilization, and this is why they are ‘without enmity, without hostility, without rivalry and without malice’.”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vīryavat (वीर्यवत्).—a.

1) Strong, stout, vigorous.

2) Efficacious.

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

Vīryavat (वीर्यवत्) or Vīryyavat.—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) 1. Strong, stout, robust. 2. Overcoming, victorious. 3. Efficacious. E. vīrya strength, matup poss. aff.

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

1) Vīryavat (वीर्यवत्):—[=vīrya-vat] [from vīrya > vīr] mfn. (vīrya-) possessing vigour or might, strong, powerful, efficacious, victorious, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] requiring strength or power, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a divine being reckoned among the Viśve Devāḥ, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of the tenth Manu, [Harivaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

5) Vīryāvat (वीर्यावत्):—[=vīryā-vat] [from vīrya > vīr] mfn. = vīrya-vat, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Kāṭhaka]

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

Vīryavat (वीर्यवत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Strong, victorious.

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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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