Vishvajit, aka: Viśvajit, Vishva-jit; 3 Definition(s)
Vishvajit 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 Viśvajit can be transliterated into English as Visvajit or Vishvajit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—A King of the Aṅga dynasty. He was the son of Jayadratha. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 277).
2) Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—A King descended from Yayāti. This King was the son of Suvrata and the father of Ripuñjaya. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).
3) Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—The third son of Bṛhaspati. He has the intelligence of all the living beings in all the worlds. That is why he was given the name Viśvajit. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 219, Stanza 16).
4) Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—An asura. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 227, Stanza 53, that in days of yore, this asura had been ruling over the world and that because of his fate he had to leave this world.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—A sacrifice performed by Bali with the aid of Bhṛgu Brāhmaṇas.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 15. 4.
1c) One of Danu's sons.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 6.
1d) Janamejaya: a son of Dṛḍharatha.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 111.
1e) A son of Bṛhadratha.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 172.
1f) A son of Jayadratha; father of Senajit.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 34-5.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Name of a particular sacrifice; Ms.11.74; तमध्वरे विश्वजिति क्षितीशं निःशेषविश्राणितकोश- जातम् (tamadhvare viśvajiti kṣitīśaṃ niḥśeṣaviśrāṇitakośa- jātam) R.5.1.
2) the noose of Varuṇa.
3) Name of Viṣṇu. °न्यायः (nyāyaḥ) the rule according to which an action for which no fruit is enjoined directly should be considered as having स्वर्ग (svarga) as its फल (phala). This is established in connection with the विश्वजित् (viśvajit) sacrifice by Jaimini and Śabara in MS.4.3.15-16.
Viśvajit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and jit (जित्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XII, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Twelfth Kāṇḍa]
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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 11.1-2 < [Section I - ‘Snātakas’ and their Treatment]
Verse 11.74 < [Section VII - Special Expiation for Special Offences: (a) For Killing a Brāhmaṇa]
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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