Vishnvardharupa, Viṣṇvardharūpa: 1 definition
Vishnvardharupa 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 Viṣṇvardharūpa can be transliterated into English as Visnvardharupa or Vishnvardharupa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Viṣṇvardharūpa (विष्ण्वर्धरूप) or Viṣṇvardharūpamūrti refers to one of the twenty-three forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Pūrvakāmikāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): first and foremost among the Mūlāgama. The forms of Śiva (e.g., Viṣṇvardharūpa) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.
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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Starts with: Vishnvardharupamurti.
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