Vishvakrit, Viśvakṛt, Vishva-krit: 7 definitions


Vishvakrit 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 Viśvakṛt can be transliterated into English as Visvakrt or Vishvakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viśvakṛt (विश्वकृत्).—An eternal god (Viśvadeva) concerned with offerings to the Manes. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 36).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Viśvakṛt (विश्वकृत्) refers to the “creator of the universe”, and is used to describe Śiva, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] After all negations whatever remains thou art that. Thou art the maker (Viśvakṛt), the sustainer and the destroyer of the universe; Thou art the soul of the universe. We bow to that lord Śiva”.

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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

[«previous (V) next»] — Vishvakrit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvakṛt (विश्वकृत्).—m.

1) the creator of all beings; निवेदितोऽथाङ्गिरसा सोमं निर्भर्त्स्य विश्व- कृत् (nivedito'thāṅgirasā somaṃ nirbhartsya viśva- kṛt) Bhāg.9.14.8.

2) an epithet of Viśvakarman.

Viśvakṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and kṛt (कृत्).

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

Viśvakṛt (विश्वकृत्).—mfn. (-kṛt) Who or what makes all. m. (-kṛt) 1. The creator, the maker of all things. 2. The carpenter or architect, and artist of the gods. E. viśva all and kṛt who makes.

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

Viśvakṛt (विश्वकृत्).—[viśva-kṛ + t], m. 1. The creator. 2. A son of Brahman, the artist of the gods (= viśva-karman), [Sundopasundopākhyāna] 3, 13, cf. 10.

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

Viśvakṛt (विश्वकृत्).—[adjective] & [masculine] = [preceding]

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

1) Viśvakṛt (विश्वकृत्):—[=viśva-kṛt] [from viśva] mfn. or m. making or creating all, the creator of all things, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. the architect and artificer of the gods, Viśva-karman, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Gādhi, [Harivaṃśa]

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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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