Vishvabhuj, Viśvabhuj: 7 definitions


Vishvabhuj means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Viśvabhuj can be transliterated into English as Visvabhuj or Vishvabhuj, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vishvabhuj in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Viśvabhuj (विश्वभुज्) is the name of a Buddha whose “assistant” (upasthāyaka) was named Upaśanta, according to the Mahāvadānasūtra, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLI. Each Buddha had his assistant (upasthāyaka), a monk specially attached to his person, entrusted with fanning him, carrying his robe and bowl for alms-round, introducing visitors. The Sanskrit Mahāvadānasūtra has drawn up a list of the assistants who served the last seven Buddhas: Aśoka for Vipaśyin, Kṣemakāra for Śikhin, Upaśanta for Viśvabhuj, Bhadrika for Krakasunda (or Krakucchanda), Svastika for Kanakamuni, Sarvamitra for Kāśyapa, and finally Ānanda for Śākyamuni.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishvabhuj in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Viśvabhuj (विश्वभुज्).—= next: °bhuk, n. sg., Mahāvyutpatti 89 = Tibetan kun (all, = thams cad, see next) skyobs; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 68.27; 397.12 (in list of ‘7 Buddhas’); contrast (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 426.9, next.

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

Viśvabhuj (विश्वभुज्).—mfn. (-bhuk) 1. Enjoying or possessing all things. 2. Eating all things. E. viśva, and bhuj who possesses.

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

Viśvabhuj (विश्वभुज्).—[adjective] all-enjoying, all-consuming.

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

1) Viśvabhuj (विश्वभुज्):—[=viśva-bhuj] [from viśva] mfn. all-enjoying, all-possessing, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] eating all things, [Maitrī-upaniṣad; Harivaṃśa]

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

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of l°, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] of a fire, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] of a class of deceased ancestors, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Viśvabhuj (विश्वभुज्):—[viśva-bhuj] (k) a. Eating or enjoying all things.

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Vishvabhuj 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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