Vividha: 15 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Vavidh.
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vividha (विविध) refers to “various kinds (of punishments)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O sage, the penance was completed by Diti who performed it with faith. Thereafter from him she conceived and delivered of a son. That son of Diti named Vajrāṅga (of adamantine limbs) was on a par with the gods. Befitting his name, his body was strong and powerful even from his very birth. At the bidding of his mother, he immediately abducted Indra, the lord of gods, the other gods and punished them in various ways [i.e., daṇḍa-vividha—daṃḍaṃ vividhaṃ]. [...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vividha (विविध).—(Vivici, Vāyu-purāṇa): son of Adbhuta Agni, tutelary deity of expiatory penances (prāyaścitta): Father of Arka.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 41; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 39.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Vividha (विविध) refers to “many kinds” (e.g., one having many qualities), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “I salute Lord Bhairava, the treasury of many kinds of (divine) qualities [i.e., vividha-guṇanidhi], the one cause of (all that is) seen and unseen. In the beginning the pure Kramakula came forth from him and there all things dissolve away. All the endless creation, beginning from the cause up to the fire (that burns the worlds), depends on him. He who has authority over all forms and pure, is the greatest of teachers, is the subtle, venerable Kulālīśa”.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Vividha, 2 (for Sk. vivadha; vi+vah) carrying-yoke D. I, 101; S. I, 78 (as v. l. khāri-vividhaṃ, see khāri); J. III, 116 (parikkhāraṃ vividhaṃ ādāya, where v. l. reads khāriṃ vividhaṃ). (Page 638)
2) Vividha, 1 (adj.) (vi+vidha1) divers, manifold, mixed; full of, gay with (-°) D. II, 354; Pv. II, 49; Vv 359; Miln. 319; Mhvs 25, 30; SnA 136 (in explanation of vi°: “viharati= vividhaṃ hitaṃ harati”). (Page 638)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vividha (विविध).—a S Various, divers, sundry, of many kinds or sorts.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vividha (विविध).—a Various, diverse, sundry.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Various, multiform, of many sorts. E. vi, vidhi sort.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vividhā (विविधा).—adj. various, of many sorts, [Pañcatantra] 192, 22; manifold, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 46.
Vividhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and vidhā (विधा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vividha (विविध).—[adjective] of different kinds, various, manifold; [neuter] [adverb]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vividha (विविध):—[=vi-vidha] [from vi] a See sub voce
2) [=vi-vidha] b mf(ā)n. of various sorts, manifold, divers, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] Ekāha, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
4) [v.s. ...] n. variety of action or gesture, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
5) Vīvidha (वीविध):—[=vī-vidha] vī-vadha, vī-vadhika, vī-vidha, vī-vṛta = vi-vadha etc., qq.vv.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vividha (विविध):—[vi-vidha] (dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) a. Various.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Vividha (विविध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viviha.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Vividha (विविध) [Also spelled vavidh]:—(a) different; diverse, various, miscellaneous; ~[tā] diversity, variety variation; —[prakāra kā] diverse, miscellaneous, manifold.
2) Vividhā (विविधा):—(nf) a miscellany.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] several or many; various.
2) [adjective] varied; diversified; diverse.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.254 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 1.2.152 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 2.5.14 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 9.332 < [Section XLIII - Duties of the Vaiśya and the Śūdra]
Verse 11.237 < [Section XXXI - Austerity (tapas): its Value]
Verse 12.105 < [Section XI - Supremacy of the Veda]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.70 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.2.111 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.1.145 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.8.241-244 < [Chapter 8 - The Manifestation of Opulences]
Verse 2.28.75 < [Chapter 28 - The Lord’s Pastime of Accepting Sannyāsa]
Verse 1.12.105 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 8.10 - Characteristics of Śarad-kāla (autumn season) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 5 - Rājaśekhara’s Discussion on Daily Routine < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]