Vishvabhavana, Viśvabhāvana, Vishva-bhavana: 5 definitions


Vishvabhavana 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 Viśvabhāvana can be transliterated into English as Visvabhavana or Vishvabhavana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Viśvabhāvana (विश्वभावन) refers to the “purifier of the universe” and is used to describe Kārttikeya (i.e., Kumāra—Śiva’s son), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Kārttikeya: “Obeisance to you of good features, obeisance to you who confer auspiciousness on the universe, O kinsman of the universe, obeisance be to you. Obeisance to you, O purifier of the universe (viśvabhāvana). Obeisance to you, the slayer of the chief of the Asuras. O lord, obeisance to the slayer of the Asura Bāṇa. Obeisance to the destroyer of Pralamba. Obeisance to you of holy features. Obeisance to you, O son of Śiva. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viśvabhāvana (विश्वभावन).—One of the four sons in the 30th kalpa of Śarva, red in colour, attire, etc.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 22. 30.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishvabhavana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvabhāvana (विश्वभावन).—Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: viśvabhāvanaḥ (विश्वभावनः).

Viśvabhāvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and bhāvana (भावन).

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

1) Viśvabhāvana (विश्वभावन):—[=viśva-bhāvana] [from viśva] mfn. idem, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Viṣṇu, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] of a spiritual son of Brahmā, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vishvabhavana in German

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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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