Vishnumaya, Viṣṇumāyā, Vishnu-Maya: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Viṣṇumāyā can be transliterated into English as Visnumaya or Vishnumaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Viṣṇumāyā (विष्णुमाया).—Incarnation of, at the time of Kṛṣṇa's birth. See Yogamāyā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 1. 25.
Viṣṇumāyā (विष्णुमाया) is another name of Kāverī, one of the seven most sacred rivers of India (included in the mantra invoking the seven rivers, at the time of ritualistic worship). [...] There are several stories in the epics and the Purāṇas regarding the river and the river-goddess Kāverī. She was the foster-daughter (known earlier as Viṣṇumāyā) brought up by the king Kavera and hence called ‘Kāverī’. She was also known as ‘Lopāmudrā’ and was given in marriage to the sage Agastya. Once when Agastya was travelling to the south of the country beyond the Vindhya mountains, he was carrying her in the form of water in his kamaṇḍalu (water pot of mendicants) which was upset by a powerful wind near the Sahyādri mountain from where she started flowing as a river. [...] Other stories are similar but add that she was originally a river flowing in Kailāsa, the abode of Śiva.
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
Viṣṇumāyā (विष्णुमाया).—Name of Durgā.
Viṣṇumāyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viṣṇu and māyā (माया).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viṣṇumaya (विष्णुमय).—[viṣṇu + maya], adj., f. yī, Emanated from Viṣṇu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viṣṇumaya (विष्णुमय).—[feminine] ī coming from or belonging to Viṣṇu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Viṣṇumaya (विष्णुमय):—[=viṣṇu-maya] [from viṣṇu] mf(ī)n. emanating from V°, belonging to V°, having the nature of V° etc., [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
2) Viṣṇumāyā (विष्णुमाया):—[=viṣṇu-māyā] [from viṣṇu] f. ‘V°’s illusion’, a form of Durgā, [Kālikā-purāṇa]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Viṣṇumaya (विष्णुमय):—(von viṣṇu) adj. (f. ī) von Viṣṇu kommend, ihm gehörig, sein Wesen habend u. s. w. [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 7, 72.] abhaya [Harivaṃśa 2419.] gaṇāḥ [12139.] deva [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 110, 13.] rudra [Harivaṃśa 10665.] [Mahābhārata 12,1685.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa] bei [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra.3,39.] [Oxforder Handschriften 248,a,37.]
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Viṣṇumāyā (विष्णुमाया):—f. Viṣṇu’s Trugbild, eine Form der Durgā [Oxforder Handschriften 25,a,33.] [Kalikāpurāṇa 5 im Śabdakalpadruma]
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 133 - The Holy Places in Jambūdvipa < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 42 - The Genesis of the Name Avantī < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 147 - Dialogue between Vyāsa and Śuka < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XLIV - Narrative of gadhi and his destruction < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 49 - On the anecdote of Surabhi < [Book 9]
Chapter 12 - On the origin of Gaṅgā < [Book 9]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)