Vrishabhadhvaja, Vṛṣabhadhvaja, Vrishabha-dhvaja: 12 definitions

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Vrishabhadhvaja 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 term Vṛṣabhadhvaja can be transliterated into English as Vrsabhadhvaja or Vrishabhadhvaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vrishabhadhvaja in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज) or Vṛṣadhvaja refers to an epithet of Śiva in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.16. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O sage, when we were asked by Śiva thus, I, the grandfather of the worlds, spoke to Lord Śiva on being prompted by Viṣṇu: [...] O bull-emblemed deity [viz., Vṛṣabhadhvaja], we have come here particularly for your sake, along with these suppliants. Otherwise the universe would not be in a proper state always”.

Note: Vṛṣadhvaja (or Vṛṣabhadhvaja) is an appellation of Śiva derived from the fact of his having the emblem of Bull known as Nandin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज).—Śiva with the standard of the bull; also Vṛṣavāhana;1 prayed to by Kāma and others;2 see Vṛṣadhvaja the Lord of Rudras.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 1. 8; 133. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 180, 261; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 33. 50; 34. 35.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 140. 85; 191. 115; 192. 27; 206. 27 and 28.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 6.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vṛṣabhadhvaja) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vrishabhadhvaja in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Viśveśa, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (e.g., Vṛṣabhadhvaja) is found in the commentary on 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.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrishabhadhvaja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज).—epithets of Śiva; पुत्रीकृतोऽसौ वृषभध्वजेन (putrīkṛto'sau vṛṣabhadhvajena) R. 2.36; Kumārasambhava 3.62.

Derivable forms: vṛṣabhadhvajaḥ (वृषभध्वजः).

Vṛṣabhadhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣabha and dhvaja (ध्वज). See also (synonyms): vṛṣabhaketu, vṛṣabhagati.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज).—m.

(-jaḥ) Siva. E. vṛṣabha a bull, and dhvaja emblem.

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

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज).—m. a name of Śiva, Chr. 48, 11.

Vṛṣabhadhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣabha and dhvaja (ध्वज).

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

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज).—[adjective] & [masculine] = 2 vṛṣadhvaja.

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

1) Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज):—[=vṛṣabha-dhvaja] [from vṛṣabha > vṛṣ] m. = -ketu, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of one of Śiva’s attendants, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (वृषभध्वज):—[vṛṣabha-dhvaja] (jaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vrishabhadhvaja 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrishabhadhvaja in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vṛṣabhadhvaja (ವೃಷಭಧ್ವಜ):—[noun] = ವೃಷಧ್ವಜ - [vrishadhvaja -] 1 & 2.

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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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