Vishvayu, Viśvāyu, Viśvayu: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Viśvāyu and Viśvayu can be transliterated into English as Visvayu or Vishvayu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: 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.
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).
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Viśvayu (विश्वयु).—Air, wind.
Derivable forms: viśvayuḥ (विश्वयुः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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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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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Full-text (+1): Vishvayus, Vishvayuposhas, Vishvayuvepas, Poshas, Ayu, Apavrita, Vishvakrishti, Vepas, Paramakrodhi, Shrutayus, Aila, Shatayus, Srutayu, Mayu, Amayu, Shatayu, Amayus, Mayus, Pururavas, Ayus.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.22.14 < [Sukta 22]
Rig Veda 10.104.9 < [Sukta 104]
Rig Veda 8.43.25 < [Sukta 43]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 7, brāhmaṇa 1 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 2 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 6, brāhmaṇa 4 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 27 - An Account of Ila’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 26 - An Account of Pururava < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)