Vishvadeva, Viśvadevā, Viśvadeva, Vishva-deva: 9 definitions

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Vishvadeva 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 terms Viśvadevā and Viśvadeva can be transliterated into English as Visvadeva or Vishvadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव).—A Pārāvatā god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 95; 36. 13.

1b) The Agni at Brahmasthānam.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 28.

1c) See Viśvedevas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 12.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.37) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Viśvadeva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Viśvadevā (विश्वदेवा) is another name for Bhadrodanī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.103-105 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Note: Narhari’s Bhadrodanī may be Rājabalā of Dh. [Dhanvantari?]. Together with the names Viśvadevā and Bhadrodanī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव).—see under विश्व (viśva) m. above.

Viśvadeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and deva (देव).

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

Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव).—m.

(-vaḥ) A Viśvadeva, a deity of a particular class: see viśva. f.

(-vā) A plant, (Hedysarum lagopodioides.) E. viśva all, div to sport, aff. ghañ .

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

Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव).—m. a deity of a particular class, see

Viśvadeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and deva (देव).

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

Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव).—[adjective] all-divine; [masculine] [plural] the All-gods (cf. viśva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the paramaguru of Madhusūdana Sarasvatī. L. 1136.

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

1) Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव):—[=viśva-deva] [from viśva] mfn. (viśva-) all-divine, [Ṛg-veda; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a god, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a teacher, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] Pl. a [particular] class of deities, the Viśve Devāḥ (See viśva above), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) Viśvadevā (विश्वदेवा):—[=viśva-devā] [from viśva-deva > viśva] f. Uraria Lagopedioides, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] Hedysarum Lagop°, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] a species of red-flowering Daṇḍôtpala, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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