Vishvamangala, Viśvamaṅgala, Vishva-mangala: 2 definitions
Vishvamangala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Viśvamaṅgala can be transliterated into English as Visvamangala or Vishvamangala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Viśvamaṅgala (विश्वमङ्गल) refers to “one who confers auspiciousness on the universe” and is used to describe Kārttikeya (i.e., Kumāra—Śiva’s son), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Kārttikeya: “Obeisance to you of good features, obeisance to you who confer auspiciousness on the universe (viśvamaṅgala), O kinsman of the universe, obeisance be to you. Obeisance to you, O purifier of the universe. Obeisance to you, the slayer of the chief of the Asuras. O lord, obeisance to the slayer of the Asura Bāṇa. Obeisance to the destroyer of Pralamba. Obeisance to you of holy features. Obeisance to you, O son of Śiva. [...]”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
viśvamaṅgala (विश्वमंगल).—a S Auspicious to the universe; the happiness, good fortune, or blessing of the universe. Ex. hā vi0 tujhā avatāra jhālā ||.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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