Vishvadeva, aka: Viśvadeva, Vishva-deva; 3 Definition(s)

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

In Hinduism

Purana

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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