Vishapaharin, Visha-apaharin, Vishapahari, Viṣāpahārin, Viṣāpahārī: 2 definitions


Vishapaharin 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 terms Viṣāpahārin and Viṣāpahārī can be transliterated into English as Visapaharin or Vishapaharin or Visapahari or Vishapahari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vishapaharin in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Viṣāpahārin (विषापहारिन्) refers to “that which counteract poison”, according to the Mālinīvijayottaratantra, chapter 18 (“appropriate conduct of the accomplished Yogin”) verses 18.74-81 (as quoted in the Tantrāloka verse 4.213-221ab).—Accordingly, “[...] Moreover, the one whose consciousness is fixed on reality, partaking even in the pleasures of the senses, is not touched by bad consequences, just as the petal of a lotus (is not affected) by water. The Yogin who has great understanding is the one who is similar to the person who, armed with mantras that counteract poison (viṣāpahārin-mantra-ādi-saṃnaddha) and the like, is not deluded by the poison even while devouring it”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishapaharin in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viṣāpahāri (ವಿಷಾಪಹಾರಿ):—[adjective] = ವಿಷಾಪಹಾರ [vishapahara]1.

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Viṣāpahāri (ವಿಷಾಪಹಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] = ವಿಷಾಪಹಾರ [vishapahara]2.

2) [noun] anything that disinfects; means for destroying harmful bacteria, viruses, etc.; a disinfectant.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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