Visheshakacchedya, Viśeṣakacchedya, Visheshaka-chedya: 3 definitions


Visheshakacchedya 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 Viśeṣakacchedya can be transliterated into English as Visesakacchedya or Visheshakacchedya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Visheshakachchhedya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Visheshakacchedya in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Viśeṣakacchedya (विशेषकच्छेद्य) refers to the “cutting of different designs on Bhūrjapatra for decorating the forehead” and represents one of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The references of sixty four kinds of kalā are found in the Bhāgavatapurāṇa, Śaiva-Tantras, Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa etc.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Visheshakacchedya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśeṣakacchedya (विशेषकच्छेद्य):—[=vi-śeṣaka-cchedya] [from vi-śeṣaka > vi-śiṣ] n. Name of one of the 64 Kalās ([probably] the art of painting sectarian marks on the forehead), [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Visheshakacchedya 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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