Vishvanatha, aka: Viśvanātha, Vishva-natha; 7 Definition(s)


Vishvanatha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Viśvanātha can be transliterated into English as Visvanatha or Vishvanatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Vishvanatha in Shaivism glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Viśvanātha (विश्वनाथ):—Name of the Siddha presiding over the pura named guṇa, which is associated with the fourth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna (2nd chakra), named Gola, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. These Siddhas are considered to have been the expounders of the kula doctrine in former times.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Shaivism book cover
context information

Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

Discover the meaning of vishvanatha or visvanatha in the context of Shaivism from relevant books on Exotic India

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Vishvanatha in Rasashastra glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Viśvanātha (विश्वनाथ) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 3, atisāra: diarrhoea). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Meghanādā is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., viśva-nātha-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Rasashastra book cover
context information

Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

Discover the meaning of vishvanatha or visvanatha in the context of Rasashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Vishvanatha in Purana glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Viśvanātha (विश्वनाथ).—A Sanskrit literary critic who lived in India in the 14th century A.D. Sāhityadarpaṇa is the most important work of this poet of Orissa. This work on criticism in ten chapters, deals with all the aspects of a literary work.

Kuvalayāśvacarita, Raghuvilāsa, Prabhāvatī, Candrakalā, Narasiṃharājavijaya etc. are the other works of this author. Most of these are not yet found. Kuvalayāśvacarita is a poetic work in Prākṛta and Raghuvilāsa is a great poetic work. Prabhāvatī and Candrakalā are dramas. Narasiṃharāja is a historic work.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of vishvanatha or visvanatha in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

Vishvanatha in Nyaya glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Viśvanātha (विश्वनाथ) is the author of the Muktāvalī-ullāsa: a commentary on the Bhāṣāpariccheda by Viśvanātha Nyāyapañcānana. The Bhāṣāpariccheda belongs to the syncretic school of Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika. It is known as Kārikāvalī also, on which the author himself has written a commentary called Nyāyasiddhāntamuktāvalī. This work of Viśvanātha has been commented upon by many traditional and modern scholars [viz., by Viśvanātha].

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
context information

Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

Discover the meaning of vishvanatha or visvanatha in the context of Nyaya from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geogprahy

Vishvanatha in India history glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Viśvanātha (विश्वनाथ) is the name of a teacher of Gaṅgādharakavi (19th century): the son of Viṭṭhala and Rukmiṇī and also disciple of Viśvanātha, the brother of Candraśekhara. Gaṅgādharakavi was born in a Mahārāṣṭra Brahmin family and migrated to Nagpur from Maṅgrūl village in Buldana district of Berar. He was the contemporary of king Raghujī III and his successor Jānojī. Gaṅgādharakavi composed 14 works and commentaries in Sanskrit. Vṛttacandrikā is the lone work on Prosody.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Discover the meaning of vishvanatha or visvanatha in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Viśvanātha (विश्वनाथ).—lord of the universe, an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: viśvanāthaḥ (विश्वनाथः).

Viśvanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and nātha (नाथ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvanātha (विश्वनाथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) A name of Siva, especially as the object of peculiar adoration at Benares. E. viśva the universe, nātha lord.

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

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.

Discover the meaning of vishvanatha or visvanatha in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 677 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Viśva (विश्व).—mfn. (-śvaḥ-śvā-śvaṃ) All, entire, whole, universal. n. (-śvaṃ) The world, the u...
Viśvāmitra (विश्वामित्र).—m. (-traḥ) A Muni, the son of Gad'Hi, originally of the military orde...
Nātha (नाथ).—m. (-thaḥ) 1. A master, a lord. 2. A name of Siva, especially in the form of a Lin...
Viśvarūpa (विश्वरूप).—mfn. (-paḥ-pī-paṃ) Taking all forms, existing in all forms, universal, om...
Viśveśvara (विश्वेश्वर) refers to one of twelve Jyotirliṅgas, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.22 ...
Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ) or Nāganātha refers to one of twelve Jyotirliṅgas, according to the...
Lokanātha (लोकनाथ).—m. (-thaḥ) 1. A sovereign of the universe. 2. One of the Jaina or Bauddh'ha...
Gaṇanātha (गणनाथ) is an epithet of both Śiva and Gaṇeśa, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmy...
Jagannātha is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1...
Somanātha (सोमनाथ) refers to one of twelve Jyotirliṅgas, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.22 while...
Dīnanātha (दीननाथ).—A King who lived in Dvāpara Age. He was a mighty and famous Vaiṣṇava. But h...
Viśvadeva (विश्वदेव).—m. (-vaḥ) A Viśvadeva, a deity of a particular class: see viśva. f. (-vā)...
Viśvasaha (विश्वसह).—mfn. (-haḥ-hā-haṃ) All-enduring. f. (-hā) 1. The earth. 2. One of the seve...
Viśveśa (विश्वेश).—m. (-śaḥ) Siva. E. viśva all, īśa lord: see the next.
Viśvajit (विश्वजित्).—mfn. (-jit) All-subduing. m. (-jit) 1. A particular ceremony or sacrifice...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: