Vishvayu, Viśvāyu, Viśvayu: 9 definitions


Vishvayu 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 Viśvāyu and Viśvayu can be transliterated into English as Visvayu or Vishvayu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viśvāyu (विश्वायु).—An eternal Viśvadeva (gods concerned with offering to the Manes). (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 34).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Viśvāyu (विश्वायु).—A Vaṃśavartin god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 29.

1b) One of the six sons of Purūravas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 52.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Viśvāyu (विश्वायु) or Viśvāyus is one of the six sons of Aila Purūravas, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Aila Purūravas, the most illustrious pious king gets married to Urvaśī, the heavenly damsel who is cursed by Brahmā to spend sometime here on earth. Purūravas begets on her six sons—Āyu, Mayu, Amāyu, Viśvāyu, Śatāyu and Śrutāyu. All these are celebrated like Semi-divine beings (devayonaya).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viśvayu (विश्वयु).—Air, wind.

Derivable forms: viśvayuḥ (विश्वयुः).

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

Viśvayu (विश्वयु).—m.

(-yuḥ) Air, wind. E. viśva all, yu to join, aff. kvip .

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

Viśvāyu (विश्वायु).—[adjective] = viśvakṛṣṭi.

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

1) Viśvāyu (विश्वायु):—[from viśva] mfn. = viśva-kṛṣṭi, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Purū-ravas, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] (viśvāyus?)

3) [v.s. ...] n. all people, [Ṛg-veda]

4) Viśvayu (विश्वयु):—[from viśva] m. air, wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Viśvayu (विश्वयु):—[viśva-yu] (yuḥ) 2. m. Air, wind.

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Vishvayu 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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