Vishvasrij, Viśvasṛj, Vishva-srij, Visvasrij: 9 definitions


Vishvasrij 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 Viśvasṛj can be transliterated into English as Visvasrj or Vishvasrij, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्) refers to the “creators of the universe”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to Śiva who is calm, the supreme and the highest soul, of matted hair, great lord and the bright one. You are the creator of the creators of the universe (viśvasṛjviśvasṛjāṃ sraṣṭā). You are the sustainer and the forefather, possessed of three attributes and attributeless. You are greater than primordial nature and the supreme Being”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्) refers to the “creator of the universe”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] Who can fully enumerate all the sports which the Creator of the Universe (viśvasṛj) has designed for the entertainment of the human mind, and for the enjoyment of the fruits of their previous works? Among these, eighteen things are mentioned which are known as vyasana addictions or vices), and without these the senses are useless, and these eighteen are the real causes of exquisite delight. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्).—m.

1) an epithet of Brahman, the creator; उपहूता विश्वसृग्भि- र्हरिगाथोपगायने (upahūtā viśvasṛgbhi- rharigāthopagāyane) Bhāgavata 7.15.71-72; प्रायेण सामग्र्यविधौ गुणानां पराङ्मुखी विश्वसृजः प्रवृत्तिः (prāyeṇa sāmagryavidhau guṇānāṃ parāṅmukhī viśvasṛjaḥ pravṛttiḥ) Kumārasambhava 3.28;1.49.

2) an epithet of मयासुर (mayāsura); नाना विभान्ति किल विश्वसृजोपक्लृप्ताः (nānā vibhānti kila viśvasṛjopaklṛptāḥ) Bhāgavata 1.75.32.

Viśvasṛj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viśva and sṛj (सृज्).

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

Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्).—m. (-sṛk, sṛg, sṛṭ or sṛḍ) Brahma. E. viśva all, (the universe,) sṛj to create, aff. kvin .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्).—[viśva-sṛj] (nom. sing. -sṛṭ and sṛk, Mahābhārata 14, 7367), m. 1. The creator of the universe, Mahābhārata 1. 1.; [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 80. 2. Brahman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्).—[masculine] ([nominative] sṛk) all-creator.

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

1) Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्):—[=viśva-sṛj] [from viśva] ([nominative case] -sṛk or incorrectly -sṛṭ) mfn. all-creating

2) [v.s. ...] m. creator of the universe (of whom there are ten [according to] to some), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (-sṛjām ayana n. a [particular] festival, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra])

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Brahmā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] of Nārāyaṇa, [Kādambarī]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśvasṛj (विश्वसृज्):—[viśva-sṛj] (k) 5. m. Brahma.

[Sanskrit to 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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