Vishramartha, Viśrāmārtha, Vishrama-artha: 1 definition


Vishramartha 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 Viśrāmārtha can be transliterated into English as Visramartha or Vishramartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Viśrāmārtha (विश्रामार्थ) means “for the purpose of resting”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.52 (“The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Then the mountain invited all the gods and others along with the lord for taking food, through his sons and others. [...] After taking meals and rinsing their mouths Viṣṇu and others went to their apartments for rest (viśrāmārtha). [...]”.

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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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