Vyomashiva, Vyomaśiva: 2 definitions

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Vyomashiva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Vaisheshika (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories (vaisesika)

Vyomaśiva (व्योमशिव) the earliest commentator on Padārthadharmasaṃgraha was Vyomaśiva. The time of his work Vyomavatī is about 1000 A.D. The name of Vyomaśiva indicates that he was a follower of Śiva. He was a resident of Kashmir. Vyomaśiva has reviewed in his work the opinions of the different schools about Mokṣa. Praśastapāda discusses six categories. According to him, non-existence is subordinate to the positive categories and as such he has not included it in the innumeration of categories. But Vyomaśiva has discussed all the seven categories. The definitions of these categories and their subdivisions given by Praśastapāda are analysed and explained in this work.

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Vaisheshika (वैशेषिक, vaiśeṣika) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. Vaisheshika deals with subjects such as logic, epistemology, philosophy and expounds concepts similar to Buddhism in nature

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India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Vyomaśiva (fl. 1162 A.D.) is mentioned in the “Bassein stone inscription of Mallikārjuna”. Accordingly, “There shines the illustrious Bhopaka Vyomaśiva, who is a Kalpavṛkṣa (wishfulfilling tree) to suppliants, having discrimination as its root, merits as its mass of foliage, wealth as its branches, fame as its flowers and spiritual well-being as its fruits”.

This inscription (mentioning Vyomaśiva) is reported to have been found at Bassein and is now deposited in the Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay. It mentions the Rājaguru Vedaśiva and eulogises one Bhopaka Vyomaśiva. It is dated in the Śaka year 1083, on Monday, the fifteenth tithi of the dark fortnight of the month Puṣya, the cyclic year being Vṛṣa.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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