Vishvamohini, Viśvamohinī: 2 definitions


Vishvamohini 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 Viśvamohinī can be transliterated into English as Visvamohini or Vishvamohini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vishvamohini in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viśvamohinī (विश्वमोहिनी).—The form which Viṣṇu assumed, and embraced by Śiva, resulting in the birth of Mahāśāsta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 10. 77.
Source: Srimatham: Śrī Rāmacaritamānasa

Viśvamohinī (विश्वमोहिनी) is the daughter of king Śīlanidhi, according to the Śrī Rāmacaritamānasa (Ramcharitmanas) chapter 1.129:—“[king  Śīlanidhi] had a daughter, Viśvamohinī by name, whose beauty enraptured even Lakṣmī. She was no other than Śrī Hari’s own Māyā (enrapturing potency), the fountainhead of all virtues. The princess was going to marry by self-choice; hence kings beyond number arrived there as suitors”.

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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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