Vivida: 2 definitions


Vivida 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vivida (विविद).—An asura who was the follower of Kaṃsa. It is mentioned in Bhāgavata, Skandha 10, that the asuras Pralambaka, Cāṇūra, Tṛṇāvarta, Muṣṭika, Ariṣṭaka, Keśī, Dhenuka, Agha, Vivida and some others had been the followers of Kaṃsa who caused havoc among the people.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vivida (विविद).—A dānava.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 6.
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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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