Vishruta, Viśruta: 17 definitions


Vishruta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Viśruta can be transliterated into English as Visruta or Vishruta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Visrut.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vishruta in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Viśruta (विश्रुत):—Son of Devamīḍha (son of Kṛtaratha). He had a son named Mahādhṛti. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.16)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Viśruta (विश्रुत).—(Viśruti, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa): a Yāmadeva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 92. Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 12.

1b) One of the twenty Amitābha gaṇas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 17.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Viśruta (विश्रुत) is the son of Vitihotra (Vītihotra?) who was born in the line of Jayadhvaja, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Jayadhvaja was very intelligent and was devoted to Nārāyaṇa. The progeny of Jayadhvaja are called Tālajaṃghas (Tālajaṅghas). Vitihotra was the eldest of them and they were Yadavas. Vitihotra’s son was Viśruta whose wife was Pativratā (“very chaste”). [...] From Viśruta through Urvaśī were born seven illustrious sons.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Viśruta (विश्रुत).—The son begotten by the Pracetās through Māriṣā.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Viśruta (विश्रुत) refers to “being famous (in the world)” according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Śiva, that is, Śrīnātha has entered the four sacred seats (i.e., Oḍḍiyāṇa, Jālandhara, Pūrṇagiri and Kāmarūpa) along with Umā, the goddess. [...] Thus that Siddha has attained repose in knowledge. He has acquired knowledge and is famous (viśruta) in the world. His body has come down into the Lineage of the Youngest. Who is he? He is said to be the sun, the husband of the dawn. The other name he has assumed is Mitra and so (this Siddha) is called Mitrīśa.  [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Viśruta (विश्रुत) is the name of a Pratyekabuddha mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Viśruta).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viśruta (विश्रुत).—a S Famous. viśruti f S Fame or celebrity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

viśruta (विश्रुत).—a Famous. viśruti f Fame or celebrity.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśruta (विश्रुत).—p. p.

1) Well-known, renowned, celebrated.

2) Pleased, delighted, happy.

3) Flowing forth.

-tam 1 Fame, celebrity; त्वमप्यदभ्रश्रुतविश्रुतं विभोः (tvamapyadabhraśrutaviśrutaṃ vibhoḥ) Bhāgavata 1.5.4.

2) Learning.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśruta (विश्रुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Famous, celebrated, renowned. 2. Known. 3. Pleased, happy. 4. Dropped, flowing. E. vi before śruta heard.

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Visruta (विस्रुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Spread, stretched. 2. Dropped, flowing. E. vi apart, sru to go, kta aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśruta (विश्रुत).—[adjective] heard, learnt, understood, known as ([nominative]); famous, renowned.

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

1) Viśruta (विश्रुत):—[=vi-śruta] [from vi-śrāva] 1. vi-śruta mfn. (for 2. See [column]2) flowed away, flowing forth, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [=vi-śruta] [from vi-śru] 2. vi-śruta mfn. heard of far and wide, heard, noted, notorious, famous, celebrated, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] known as, passing for, named ([nominative case]), [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] pleased, delighted, happy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Daśakumāra-carita]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vasu-deva, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of Bhava-bhūti, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

8) [v.s. ...] n. fame, celebrity, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] learning (See [compound])

10) Visruta (विस्रुत):—[=vi-sruta] [from vi-sru] mfn. flowed forth, dropped, flowing, [Horace H. Wilson]

11) [v.s. ...] spread, diffused, stretched, [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Viśruta (विश्रुत):—[vi-śruta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Famous, known; dissolved; flowing; delighted.

2) Visruta (विस्रुत):—[vi-sruta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Spread; flowing.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Viśruta (विश्रुत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vissua.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishruta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Viśruta (विश्रुत) [Also spelled visrut]:—(a) renowned, reputed, famous, well-known; hence ~[ti] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viśruta (ವಿಶ್ರುತ):—[adjective] famous; reputed; renowned.

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Viśruta (ವಿಶ್ರುತ):—[noun] a man who is famous, reputed; a renowned man; a celebrity.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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