Vishalaksha, aka: Viśālākṣa, Vishala-aksha; 8 Definition(s)
Vishalaksha 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 Viśālākṣa can be transliterated into English as Visalaksa or Vishalaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष):—One of the persons joining Śiva during the preparations of the war between Śankhacūḍa and the Devas, according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa (9.20.22-53). All persons attending were remained seated on beautiful aerial cars, built of jewels and gems. The war was initiated by Puṣpadanta (messenger of Śiva) who was ordered to restore the rights of the Devas. .Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 88, Stanza 15, that this Viśālākṣa was killed by Bhīmasena in the battle of Bhārata.
2) Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष).—Younger brother of King Virāṭa. He had another name Madirākṣa. (Mahābhārata Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 32, Stanza 19).
3) Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष).—A son of Garuḍa, (Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 101, Stanza 9).
4) Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष).—A King of Mithilā. He was present at the sacrifice of Rājasūya (Imperial consecration) of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 10).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष).—The king of Mithilā: went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 82. 26.
1b) A Nāga in the third Talam.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 30.
1c) The name of a Śiva gaṇa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 41. 27.
1d) A mountain the abode of the Nāgas.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 163. 79.
1e) One of the 18 authors on architecture.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 252. 2.
Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.10) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Viśālākṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the eight manifestations of Asitāṅga and Saṃhāra, both forms of Bhairava. According to the Rudrayāmala, there are eight main forms of Bhairava who control the eight directions of this universe. Each form (eg., Asitāṅga and Saṃhāra) has a further eight sub-manifestations (eg., Viśālākṣa), thus resulting in a total of 64 Bhairavas.
When depicting Viśālākṣa according to traditional iconographic rules (śilpaśāstra), one should depcit him (and other forms of Asitāṅga) with golden complexion and having good looking limbs; he should carry the triśūla, the ḍamaru, the pāśa and the khaḍga. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.
When depicting Viśālākṣa as a form of Saṃhāra, one should depict him having a color resembling lightning; he should carry in his hands the kuṇḍa, the kheṭaka, the parigha (a kind of club) and bhiṇḍipāla. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Languages of India and abroad
Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष).—a. largeeyed. (-kṣaḥ) 1 Name of Viṣṇu.
2) of Garuḍa.
3) an epithet of Śiva.
4) Name of an ancient authority on the science of Govt. referred to by Kauṭilya; Kau. A. 1.15.
-kṣī an epithet of Pārvatī.
Viśālākṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśāla and akṣa (अक्ष).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Viśālākṣa (विशालाक्ष).—(1) n. of a disciple of Buddha: Mv i.183.1; (2) n. of a yakṣa: Māy 51.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-kṣaḥ-kṣī-kṣaṃ) Having large or beautiful eyes. m.
(-kṣaḥ) 1. Siva. 2. Garuda. f. (-kṣī) Parvati. E. viśāla large, and akṣi the eye, ṭac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Ends with: Sitavishalaksha.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Vishalaksha, Viśālākṣa, Visalaksa, Vishala-aksha, Viśāla-akṣa, Visala-aksa; (plurals include: Vishalakshas, Viśālākṣas, Visalaksas, akshas, akṣas, aksas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 8 - Creation of Ministers < [Book 1 - Concerning Discipline]
Chapter 1 - The Duties of a Messenger < [Book 12 - Concerning a Powerful Enemy]
Chapter 15 - The Business of Council Meeting < [Book 1 - Concerning Discipline]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 33 - March of The Victorious Lord Śiva < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 4 - Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin < [Section 2.4 - Rudra-saṃhitā (4): Kumāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 41 - The narrative of Bhārgava Paraśurāma (e) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]