Vishvarupaka, Viśvarūpaka, Vishva-rupaka: 3 definitions

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Vishvarupaka 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 Viśvarūpaka can be transliterated into English as Visvarupaka or Vishvarupaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vishvarupaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Viśvarūpaka (विश्वरूपक) is the birth-name of Pippilīśadeva: one of the Nine Nāthas according to the Kulakaulinīmata.—The Nine Nāthas propagated the Western Transmission noted in the Kubjikā Tantras. Although each Siddha has a consort with which he shares some part of his spiritual discipline, she is not considered to be his wife. Thus, from the perspective of his identity as an initiate, he is not a householder.—According to the Kubjikānityāhnikatilaka, Udayarāja is the name at birth (i.e., the original names of the Siddhas) of Pippilīśadeva. Alternatively, according to the Kulakaulinīmata, his birth-name is Viśvarūpaka and his father is Vāsudeva.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishvarupaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśvarūpaka (विश्वरूपक):—[=viśva-rūpaka] [from viśva] n. a kind of black aloe wood, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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