Vishkara, Viṣkara: 3 definitions



Vishkara 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 Viṣkara can be transliterated into English as Viskara or Vishkara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viṣkara (विष्कर).—An asura who ruled over the world in days of old. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 227, Stanza 53).

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Viṣkara (विष्कर):—[=vi-ṣ-kara] m. (√kṛ, or kṝ?) the bolt of a door, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Dānava, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a [particular] manner of fighting, [Harivaṃśa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Viṣkara (विष्कर):—

1) m. a) Riegel [Amarakoṣa 2, 2, 17, v. l.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Dānava [Mahābhārata 12, 8265] nach der Lesart der Bomb. Ausg., viskara ed. Calc. —

2) n. Bez. einer best. Fechtart [Harivaṃśa 15978] nach der Lesart der neueren Ausg., vikara die ältere. — viṣkara [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 191] fehlerhaft für viṣkira .

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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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