Vishvaruci, Viśvarucī, Vishva-ruci, Viśvaruci: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vishvaruci 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 terms Viśvarucī and Viśvaruci can be transliterated into English as Visvaruci or Vishvaruci, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vishvaruchi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vishvaruci in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viśvaruci (विश्वरुचि).—A Gandharva King. At the time of emperor Pṛthu, when the Gandharvas made the earth a cow and milked her for various things, it was the Gandharva Viśvaruci who did the milking. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 69, Stanza 25).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Vishvaruci in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Viśvaruci (विश्वरुचि) was a chief of a host of great warriors (mahāratha) in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... Viśvaruci, and Bhāsa and Siddhārtha, these three ministers of Sūryaprabha, are chiefs of hosts of great warriors”.

The story of Viśvaruci was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Viśvaruci, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishvaruci in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvarucī (विश्वरुची).—one of the seven tongues of fire.

Viśvarucī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and rucī (रुची).

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

1) Viśvaruci (विश्वरुचि):—[=viśva-ruci] [from viśva] m. Name of a divine being, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] = next, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Viśvarucī (विश्वरुची):—[=viśva-rucī] [from viśva] f. ‘all-glittering’, Name of one of the seven tongues of fire, [Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Viśvaruci (विश्वरुचि):—m. Nomen proprium eines göttlichen Wesens [Mahābhārata 7, 2418.] eines Dānava [Kathāsaritsāgara 47, 25.]

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Viśvarucī (विश्वरुची):—f. Name einer der [?7 Zungen des Feuers Muṇḍakopaniṣad 1, 2, 4] (ed. Pol., viśvarūpī in der Bibl. ind.). [Mahīdhara] zu [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 17, 79.]

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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 (even English!). 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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