Vishakhadeva, Viśākhadeva: 5 definitions


Vishakhadeva 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.

The Sanskrit term Viśākhadeva can be transliterated into English as Visakhadeva or Vishakhadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Vishakhadeva in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Viśākhadeva (विशाखदेव).—From the prologue of Mudrārākṣasa, we get some information about Mudrārākṣasa. He is also called Viśākhadatta. He was the sot of Mahārāja Pṛthu and the grand-son of Vateśvaradatta who was mearly a Sāmanta, a tributary prince of the lowest rank. The name of the father is given as Bhāskaradatta in same editions.

Soḍḍhala refers to him as a Sāmanta and seated along with learned poets and the Sāmantas Maurāja and Vākpatirāja in the heavenly assembly of Sarasvatī.


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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishakhadeva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Viśākhadeva (विशाखदेव).—name of a Bodhisattva: Gaṇḍavyūha 442.15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Viśākhadeva (विशाखदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] Neither of the two stanzas given are found in the Mudrārākṣasa

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

1) Viśākhadeva (विशाखदेव):—[=vi-śākha-deva] [from vi-śākha > vi] m. Name of a poet, [Subhāṣitāvali]

2) [v.s. ...] of another man, [Buddhist literature]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vishakhadeva 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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