Vishnuvarsha, Viṣṇuvarṣa, Vishnu-varsha: 1 definition


Vishnuvarsha 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 Viṣṇuvarṣa can be transliterated into English as Visnuvarsa or Vishnuvarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vishnuvarsha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Viṣṇuvarṣa (विष्णुवर्ष) refers to “one year of Viṣṇu”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.10, while explaining the span of life of the deities (Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Hara):—“[...] one year of Brahmā constitutes one day of Viṣṇu. Viṣṇu lives for hundred years in his own calculation. One year of Viṣṇu [viz., viṣṇuvarṣa] constitutes one day of Rudra. When a hundred year period passes, Rudra assumes the form of Nara (supreme Man)”.

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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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