Vivasvant: 5 definitions


Vivasvant 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Vivasvant (विवस्वन्त्) refers to one of the deities to be installed in the ground plan for the construction of houses, according to the Bṛhatkālottara, chapter 112 (the vāstuyāga-paṭala).—The plan for the construction is always in the form of a square. That square is divided into a grid of cells (padas). [...] Once these padas have been laid out, deities [e.g., Vivasvant] are installed in them. In the most common pattern 45 deities are installed.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Vivasvant is the Sun God. He is identified with Surya, but in some stories, appears distinct from him. According to the Rig Veda, he married to Saranyu, the daughter of Tvashta. He is the father of Manu, who is also known as Vaivasvatha Manu. Manu is the progenitor of the solar dynasty.

The twins Yama and Yami are his children. The Rig Veda hints that the twin Ashwinis are his children.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vivasvant (विवस्वन्त्).—[vi-vas + vant], (2. vas) I. m. 1. The sun, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 37; [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 48. 2. Aruṇa, the charioteer of the sun. 3. The seventh Manu (see vaivasvata). 4. A god. Ii. f. vatī, The city of the sun.

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

Vivasvant (विवस्वन्त्).—[adjective] lighting up, matutinal; [masculine] [Name] of a god, later [Epithet] of the sun or the god of the sun.

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Vivasvant (विवस्वन्त्).—[adjective] lighting up, matutinal; [masculine] [Name] of a god, later [Epithet] of the sun or the god of the sun.

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Vivasvant 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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