Vishvabhrita, Viśvabhṛta: 2 definitions

Introduction

Vishvabhrita 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 Viśvabhṛta can be transliterated into English as Visvabhrta or Vishvabhrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viśvabhṛta (विश्वभृत).—A group of nāḍis of the sun pouring out heat.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 22.
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style

Viśvabhṛtā (विश्वभृता) refers to a type of mūrchanā (melodic mode), and its illustration as a Goddess (according to 15th-century Indian art) is as follows.—The colour of her body is golden. She holds a mañjirā with both hands. She wears a bodice of rosy colour with golden borders. Her scarf is of rosy colour with a crimson-coloured design. She wears a trouser of dark-green colour bearing black design and a golden border.

The illustrations (of, for example Viśvabhṛtā) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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