Vishannavadana, Viṣaṇṇavadana, Vishanna-vadana: 5 definitions
Vishannavadana 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 Viṣaṇṇavadana can be transliterated into English as Visannavadana or Vishannavadana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Viṣaṇṇavadana (विषण्णवदन) refers to the “face and stricken with grief”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.25. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] while returning, the Goddess frequently mused—‘I did not accept Śiva’s explanation. I entertained a senseless thought against Rāma. After going to Śiva what reply shall I give?’ Thinking thus, she began to repent in many ways. Approaching Śiva she mentally bowed to Him, with a pallid face and stricken with grief (viṣaṇṇavadana)”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Viṣaṇṇavadana (विषण्णवदन).—a. looking sad.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Looking sad or dejected. E. viṣaṇṇa, and vadana face: also viṣaṇṇamukha, &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viṣaṇṇavadana (विषण्णवदन).—[adjective] looking sad or dejected.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viṣaṇṇavadana (विषण्णवदन):—[=vi-ṣaṇṇa-vadana] [from vi-ṣaṇṇa > vi-ṣad] mfn. = -mukha, [ib.]
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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