Vishvabahu, Viśvabāhu: 2 definitions

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Introduction:

Vishvabahu 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 Viśvabāhu can be transliterated into English as Visvabahu or Vishvabahu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Viśvabāhu (विश्वबाहु):—Son of Mahasvān (son of Amarṣaṇa). He had a son named Prasenajit. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.7-8)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Viśvabāhu (विश्वबाहु) is the son of Vṛddhaśarman and grandson of Ilavila, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] From the sage Vasiṣṭha, Nakula was born. From Nakula was born the celebrated king Śataratha. Ilavila was born of Śataratha. Ilavila’s son was Vṛddhaśarman who begot Viśvabāhu and the latter’s son was Khatvāṅga.

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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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