Vrishavahana, Vṛṣavāhana, Vrisha-vahana: 8 definitions


Vrishavahana 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 Vṛṣavāhana can be transliterated into English as Vrsavahana or Vrishavahana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)

Vṛṣavāhana (वृषवाहन) or Vṛṣavāhanamūrti refers to one of the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Śilparatna (twenty-second adhyāya): a technical treatise by Śrīkumāra on Śilpaśāstra. The forms of Śiva (e.g., Vṛṣavāhana) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.

Shilpashastra book cover
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vṛṣavāhana (वृषवाहन) refers to the “bull-vehicle”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.20. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing these words of Lord Śiva adept in divine sports I touched my head and in the same manner bowed to Śiva. When I thus touched my head I assumed the shape of his vehicle, the bull (vṛṣavāhana)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vṛṣavāhana (वृषवाहन).—an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: vṛṣavāhanaḥ (वृषवाहनः).

Vṛṣavāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣa and vāhana (वाहन).

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

Vṛṣavāhana (वृषवाहन).—m.

(-naḥ) Siva. E. vṛṣa a bull, and vāhana vehicle.

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

Vṛṣavāhana (वृषवाहन):—[=vṛṣa-vāhana] [from vṛṣa > vṛṣ] m. ‘whose vehicle is a bull’, Name of Śiva, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Vṛṣavāhana (वृषवाहन):—[vṛṣa-vāhana] (naḥ) 1. m. Shiva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vrishavahana 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»] — Vrishavahana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vṛṣavāhana (ವೃಷವಾಹನ):—[noun] = ವೃಷಭವಾಹನ [vrishabhavahana].

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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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