Vishvi, Viśvi, Viśvī: 2 definitions


Vishvi 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 Viśvi and Viśvī can be transliterated into English as Visvi or Vishvi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Viśvī (विश्वी) is another name for the Goddess (Khecarī), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] (The energy of the Yoni is) below, above and in the middle. She emerges out from within emission and is located in motion and within the one whose form is immobile. Always moving, she resides in the immobile. She moves as motion and so she is Khecarī (the Skyfarer who is the goddess) Parā. (Again), she is Vāmā, Jyeṣṭhā, and Raudrī. As Viśvī she is (the energy) in the middle of them. The god in the centre of her is the Supreme Lord Sādākhya. O fair lady, the multiform emanation (of the universe) emerges from his will. She who is without letter (the letter A) and is also (all) the letters emanates, as the Mother (of the alphabet), (the entire universe)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Viśvi (विश्वि):—[=vi-√śvi] [Parasmaipada] -śvayati (only [present participle] -śvayat), to swell, [Ṛg-veda]

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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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