Vishvaga, Viśvaga, Vishva-ga: 3 definitions


Vishvaga 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 Viśvaga can be transliterated into English as Visvaga or Vishvaga, 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) Viśvaga (विश्वग).—A son of Pūrṇiman.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 14.

1b) A son of Pṛthu and grandson of Suyodana.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 29.
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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvaga (विश्वग).—Name of Brahman.

Derivable forms: viśvagaḥ (विश्वगः).

Viśvaga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and ga (ग).

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

1) Viśvaga (विश्वग):—[=viśva-ga] [from viśva] m. ‘going everywhere’, Name of Brahmā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Pūrṇiman, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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