Vishvashambhu, Viśvaśambhu: 4 definitions


Vishvashambhu 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 Viśvaśambhu can be transliterated into English as Visvasambhu or Vishvashambhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viśvaśambhu (विश्वशम्भु).—A fire. Ṛgveda, Maṇḍala I, Anuvāka 2, Sūkta 24, states that this fire exists in water.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishvashambhu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśvaśaṃbhū (विश्वशंभू).—[adjective] causing welfare or happiness to all.

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

1) Viśvaśambhu (विश्वशम्भु):—[=viśva-śambhu] [from viśva] m. Name of a lexicographer, [Catalogue(s)]

2) Viśvaśambhū (विश्वशम्भू):—[=viśva-śambhū] [from viśva] mfn. (viśva-) beneficial to all, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. he who is the source of all prosperity, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Viśva-karman, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vishvashambhu in German

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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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