Vishvarupini, Viśvarūpiṇī, Vishva-rupini: 2 definitions


Vishvarupini 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 Viśvarūpiṇī can be transliterated into English as Visvarupini or Vishvarupini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

1) Viśvarūpiṇī (विश्वरूपिणी) and Viśvarūpa refers to the pair of Goddess and God appearing in the fourth Kalpa (aeon), according to Chapter nine of the Kularatnoddyota.—Cf. Tantrasadbhāva chapter 10: “She is called Umā and is endowed with every (form of) worldly benefit. (All) worship that goddess. She is like a mother who is always giving birth. O fair-faced one, having brought her down along with me into the midst of fettered souls (aṇu), O eternal one, she appeared in order to grace the worlds. In the fourth aeon (kalpa) (she was) Viśvarūpiṇī (All Things), [...]”..

2) Viśvarūpiṇī (विश्वरूपिणी) refers to “she whose form is all things” and is used to describe Goddess Mālinī, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The goddess (mālinī) resides in the centre of the Void (of the Transcendent) at the end of the merger (of all things) and her form is all things [i.e., viśvarūpiṇī]. She who is the supreme goddess resides in the Void and her form is the Void”.

3) Viśvarūpiṇī (विश्वरूपिणी) is a variant for Viśvarūpī, which refers to one of the eight Yoginīs (yoginī-aṣṭaka) associated with Tisrapīṭha (located in the ‘end of sound’—nādānta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Yoginīs (yoginyaṣṭaka): Rākṣasī, Ghoraraktākṣī, Viśvarūpī, Bhayaṃkarī, Dhvāṃkṣī, Raudravetālī, Śuṣkāṅgī, Narabhojanī.—(Note the variant Viśvarūpiṇī).

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

Viśvarūpiṇī (विश्वरूपिणी):—[=viśva-rūpiṇī] [from viśva-rūpin > viśva] f. Name of a goddess, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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