Vishvajit, aka: Viśvajit, Vishva-jit; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Viśvajit can be transliterated into English as Visvajit or Vishvajit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—A sacrifice performed by Bali with the aid of Bhṛgu Brāhmaṇas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 15. 4.

1b) A son of Satyajit, and father of Ripumjaya; a link in the line.1 A Bṛhadratha king who ruled for 25 years.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 49; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 23. 11-12.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 120.

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.
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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Vishvajit in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—m.

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
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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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