Vishamsana, Viśaṃsana: 1 definition

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Vishamsana 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 Viśaṃsana can be transliterated into English as Visamsana or Vishamsana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viśaṃsana (विशंसन).—A hell, intended for makers of kāṇḍa, carpenters, potters, and robbers of gold, physicians, those that burn gardens.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 147 and 162; Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 147 and 160.
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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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