Vishvesha, Viśveśa, Viśveśā, Vishva-isha: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Viśveśa and Viśveśā can be transliterated into English as Visvesa or Vishvesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Viśveśa (विश्वेश).—Description of: nirindriya, aliṅgi, nirguṇa, cetana, etc. Cf. Gītā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 14. 6-11, 13.
2a) Viśveśā (विश्वेशा).—A mind-born daughter of Brahmā.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 32.
2b) Her sons by Dharma.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 48 and 51.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Viśveśa (विश्वेश) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Viśveśa) is named Vṛṣabhadhvaja. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Viśveśa (विश्वेश).—(also viśvamīśvaraḥ as one word used in the Mahābhārata and Kūrmapurāṇa ch.26.)
1) the Supreme Being, lord of the universe.
2) an epithet of Śiva.
Derivable forms: viśveśaḥ (विश्वेशः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ) Siva. E. viśva all, īśa lord: see the next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśveśa (विश्वेश).—[masculine] lord of the universe, e. of [several] gods.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Viśveśa (विश्वेश):—[from viśva] m. lord of the universe (Name of Brahmā, Viṣṇu or Śiva), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] the Supreme Spirit, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Catalogue(s)]
4) Viśveśā (विश्वेशा):—[from viśveśa > viśva] f. Name of a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Dharma, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
5) Viśveśa (विश्वेश):—[from viśva] n. Name of a Liṅga, [Catalogue(s)]
6) [v.s. ...] the Nakṣatra Uttarāṣāḍhā (presided over by the Viśve Devāḥ), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Viśveśa (विश्वेश):—(śaḥ) 1. m. Shiva.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Viśveśa (विश्वेश):—[[~śvara]] (nm) God—the Master of the Universe.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] = ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರ [vishveshvara].
2) [noun] Brahma.
3) [noun] Viṣṇu.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vishveshanandakanana.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 53 - Viśveśvara (viśva-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Chapter 96 - Vyāsa Released from the Curse < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
Chapter 99 - The Greatness of Śrī Viśveśvara < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.6.1 < [Chapter 6 - The Lord’s Meeting with Advaita Ācārya]
Verse 1.1.5 < [Chapter 1 - Summary of Lord Gaura’s Pastimes]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 24 - Visvesvara (A D. 1377-1407) and Choda Ganga (A.D. 1391-1417) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LXXXI - A brief description of holy pools and sanctuaries < [Agastya Samhita]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 75 - Yayāti’s Subjects became Deathless by the Grace of Viṣṇu < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 84 - The Damanaka Festival < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 208 - The Greatness of Dvārakā < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]