Vyuha, Vyūha: 31 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 1

Vyūha (व्यूह) refers to the second of the five-fold manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness the Pāñcarātrins believe in.—Vyūha is acoherent group of four principles named after the family members of Kṛṣṇa; namely Vāsudeva, Saṃkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha. These are associated with individual consciousness, intellect, mind (manas) and ahaṃkāra respectively.

Source: SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama

Vyūha (व्यूह).—The primary emanations (proceeding from the six qualities, or ṣaḍguṇa) are known as vyūha which means the “splitting” of the six qualities into three pairs. This does not mean that each emanation has only two qualities; each emanation is Viṣṇu himself together with all the six qualities, of which only two become outwardly manifest and the other four remain dormant.

The four vyūhas are:

  1. Vāsudeva,
  2. Saṅkarṣaṇa,
  3. Pradyumna
  4. and Aniruddha
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita

Vyūha (व्यूह):—In connection with warfare concept of vyūha is indispensible. The Manusaṃhitā has some idea on the same. The king must draw up in the array (vyūha) with his forces during marching. For the protection of own army and defeat the enemy, arrays are important.

There are seven types of arrays arranged by the troops. These are–

  1. Daṇḍavyūha,
  2. Śakaṭavyūha,
  3. Varāhavyūha,
  4. Makaravyūha,
  5. Sūcivyūha,
  6. Garuḍavyūha
  7. and Padmavyūha.

Kullūka’s commentary has detailed on these.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vyūha (व्यूह).—(l) resolution or determination: cf. अकृतव्यूहाः पाणिनीयाः । न कृतो विाशीष्ट ऊहो निश्चयः (akṛtavyūhāḥ pāṇinīyāḥ | na kṛto viाśīṣṭa ūho niścayaḥ)शास्त्रप्रवृत्तिविषये यैः इत्यर्थः (śāstrapravṛttiviṣaye yaiḥ ityarthaḥ) Par. Sek. Pari. 56; (2) separation of the phonetic elements in a word, done especially for the recital of the Vedic texts according to metre:cf. व्यूहैः संपत्समीक्ष्योने क्षेप्रवणैकंभाविनाम् । व्यूहैः पृथक्करणेन (vyūhaiḥ saṃpatsamīkṣyone kṣepravaṇaikaṃbhāvinām | vyūhaiḥ pṛthakkaraṇena) Uvvata on R. Pr. VIII.22.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vyūha (व्यूह).—(Disposition of an army). Disposition of an army of four parts, (infantry, cavalry, elephants and chariots) in the battlefield, the arrangement of it, in various forms. It is said that during the period of Mahābhārata, there were various forms of disposition of the army.

Some of them are given below:

  1. Ardhacandravyūha. (like a Crescent moon) (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 56)
  2. Garuḍavyūha. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 56).
  3. Krauñcavyūha. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 60).
  4. Cakravyūha. (wheel-shaped) (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 34).
  5. Makaravyūha. (shark-like) (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 69).
  6. Maṇḍalavyūha. (circular) (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 81).
  7. Maṇḍalārdhavyūha. (Semi circular) (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 20).
  8. Vajravyūha. (Diamond-shaped) (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 81).
  9. Śakaṭavyūha. (cart-shaped) (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 7).
  10. Śyenavyūha. (Vulture-like) (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 69).
  11. Sarvatobhadravyūha. (fortified all-round) (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 99).
  12. Suparṇavyūha. (kite-shaped) (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 20).
  13. Sūcīmukhavyūha. (Like the needle-eye) (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 77).
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vyūha (व्यूह) refers to the “arrays (of an army)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The gods and the demons stood in their arrays (vyūha) on the ground with a vast army ready to start the battle. With the bards singing their songs of praise, the armies of the gods and the Asuras shone in their eagerness to pounce on and crush each other. The two armies as vast as a wild jungle roared. They were terrific to the coward and pleasing to the brave. [...]”.

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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Vyūha (व्यूह, “formation”) refers to a classification of Hindu images, as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Images are classified into five forms, namely parama, vyūha, vibhāva, antaryāmi and arcā. Vyūha stands for formation or line of arrangement. It denotes the state in which the supreme power gathers its qualities together. This is the state where the creation of the universe begins. In short, parama, vyūha and vibhāva stand for the subtle states in which the paramātman exists everywhere and eternally.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vyūha (व्यूह) refers to a “troupe” (of Yoginīs), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The sacred seat of Oḍḍiyāṇa is in between the eyebrows. It illumines (the surroundings) like a jewel and rotates in the shape of a wheel that shines like the rays of the sun in the form of all things. The venerable and great lord of Oḍu, surrounded by the troupe of Yoginīs, is the emperor (of this seat) [i.e., yoginī-vyūha-parivṛta-cakravartin]. The power of the will abides as the essential nature (of all things) within the Wheel as the lordship of the sacred seat. In (this), the first sacred seat, there is a tree, creeper, guardian, cremation ground, monastery, gesture, cave and the rest (associated with them). Within one's own body it is located between the eyebrows and in accord with the sequence of emanation. One should know (this) the first sacred seat by means of the essential nature of (the deity’s) energy”.

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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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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (mantra)

Vyūha (व्यूह) refers to “mantras used for the liberation from the cycle of births and death”, and represents a particular classification of mantras (“that which is chanted by people to obtain their spiritual aspirations”).—Another classification of mantra, according to the Pāñcarātra tradition is—para, vyūha and vibhava. Vyūha and vibhava mantras are further sub-divided. The vibhava mantras bestow bhukti or materialistic pleasures, while the vyūha and vyūhāntara-mantras are for mukti or liberation from the cycle of births and death. The para-mantra, known as Vāsudeva-mantra, bestows mukti.

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Vyuha (व्‍युह): Battle arrays.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vyūha (व्यूह) refers to a “(magical) arrangement”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] Then the Bodhisattva named Samantāloka thought like this: “Does this magical arrangement (vyūha) of the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja exist only in this world, or in other world-spheres as well?’ The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, knowing telepathically the thought of the Bodhisattva Samatāloka, said to him: ‘Son of good family, if you gain the divine sight which is completely clear and pure, son of good family, you can look at whatever can be seen in the world-spheres of ten directions’. [...]”

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Vyūha (व्यूह) refers to “(great) host”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Then the Bhagavān went to the residence of Vaiśravaṇa, the Great King, with a great retinue, a great assembly-gathering, a great host (vyūha), an indication of great supernatural power, displaying great miracles”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vyūha (व्यूह) [=vyūhaka?] refers to a “form”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Śrī Heruka, the breath in the mouth of the four mothers, The holy letter Yaṃ, the knowledge of non-duality, Thus He!, thus He!, thus empty form, thus departed form (apagata-vyūhaka), Abiding nowhere, (thus) observe emptiness”.

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Vyūha (व्यूह) refers to “conceptual arrangement”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, “[...] (The meaning of the letter ru, i.e., being free from conceptual arrangement, etc.—) [Taught in connection with] the conceptual arrangement (vyūha), the selflessness of person, the great, is [accompanied by] a web of conceptualization. The letter ru [represents the principle that] myself is conditioned: That [letter ru refers to the state of] being free from the conceptual arrangement (vyūha-apagata) of ‘mine’. [...]”.

Note: Vyūha (“conceptual arrangement”) [also] refers to “thinking” or “reasoning” (vitarka) according to the Yogaratnamālā (Skt ed. (Snellgrove 1959), p. 123, l. 10); to have the concept of “I” (aham.) according to the Muktāvalī (Skt ed. (Tripathi and Negi 2001), I.7.27 [p. 73, l. 11]); “[the concepts of] continuation and destruction” (gnas pa dang ’jig pa), which follow the cause and origination (= hetvādi), according to Dīpaṅkaraśrījñāna’s Abhisamayavibhaṅga (D 1490, 187r6); “characteristics” (nimitta) or “linguistic proliferation” (prapañca) according to Alakakalaśa’s Upadeśānusāriṇī (Skt ed. (Pandey 1998), 9.7–8 (p. 88, l. 11)); “mental defilements such as greed” (’dod chags la sogs pa’i nyon mongs pa) according to Tārisena’s Vajragītibhāṣya (D 1208, 308r2–r3); and “conceptualization” (rnam par rtog pa) according to Vajrapāṇi’s Guruparamparakramopadeśa (D 3716, 177r7).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Vyūha refers to a system of worship in the Pāñcarātra philosophy.—Vāsudeva, Balabhadra-Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha came to be worshipped as the four Vyūhas by the followers of the Bhāgavata or Pāñcarātra form of early Vaishnavism, although Balabhadra-Saṅkarṣaṇa and Vāsudeva were the more respected among the four. There is enough evidence regarding the independent worship of Balabhadra in the period before the rise of the Imperial Guptas in the fourth century A.D.

The inscriptions of the Gupta age do not refer to his independent worship although the Vyūha doctrine finds a prominent place in the Pāñcarātra Saṃhitās, some of which were composed between the fourth and eighth centuries. The Amarakosha, composed during this period, speaks of all the four Vyūhas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vyūha.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘four’. Note: vyūha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vyūha : (m.) an array; grouping of troops.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vyūha, (fr. vi+vah; see byūha) 1. heap, mass; massing or array, grouping of troops S. V, 369 (sambādha° a dense crowd, or massed with troops (?); in phrase iddha phīta etc. as given under bāhujañña); J. II, 406 (battle array: paduma°, cakka°, sakaṭa°).—2. a side street (?), in sandhibbūha J. VI, 276. See also byūha. (Page 655)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyūha (व्यूह).—m S Military array; an arrangement of troops in any form or figure; as daṇḍavyūha Array in line; bhōgavyūha Array in column; maṇḍalavyūha Array in circle; asaṃhatavyūha Array in mixed order; śakaṭavyūha, makaravyūha, patākāvyūha &c. 2 fig. A stratagem; a scheme to entrap or beguile.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vyūha (व्यूह).—m A military array. Fig. A stratagem.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyūha (व्यूह).—

1) A military array; दण्डव्यूहेन तन्मार्गं यायात्तु शकटेन वा । वराहमकराभ्यां वा सूच्या वा गरुडेन वा (daṇḍavyūhena tanmārgaṃ yāyāttu śakaṭena vā | varāhamakarābhyāṃ vā sūcyā vā garuḍena vā) || Manusmṛti 7. 187; cf. दण्डव्यूहः, शकट°, वराह°, सर्वतोभद्रा° (daṇḍavyūhaḥ, śakaṭa°, varāha°, sarvatobhadrā°) etc. mentioned in Dhanur.

2) An army, a host, squadron; व्यूहावुभौ तावितरेतरस्मात् भङ्गं जयं चापतुरव्यकस्थम् (vyūhāvubhau tāvitaretarasmāt bhaṅgaṃ jayaṃ cāpaturavyakastham) R.7.54.

3) A large quantity, an assemblage, a multitude, collection; विमिश्रा विहगाः पुंभिरात्मव्यूहाभिनन्दिताः (vimiśrā vihagāḥ puṃbhirātmavyūhābhinanditāḥ) Rām.4.1.27; गुणव्यूहः (guṇavyūhaḥ) Bhāgavata 4.29.71.

4) A part, portion, subhead.

5) The body.

6) Structure, formation.

7) Reasoning, logic.

8) Separation, distribution.

9) (In phil.) A peculiar arrangement of the senses.

Derivable forms: vyūhaḥ (व्यूहः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vyūhā (व्यूहा) or Viyūhā.—q.v.

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Vyūha (व्यूह).—also spelled viyūha chiefly in verses, and compare vyūhā; m., (1) (as in Sanskrit and Pali, mass, heap) mass, large amount: yā kāci rati-viyūhā divyā Lalitavistara 36.16 (verse) = Tibetan lha yi dgaḥ ba rnam maṅ ji sñed pa, what large quan- tities of divine pleasures; (2) in Mahāyāna works (not in Pali), arrangement, but with regular overtones of mar- velous, supernatural, magical arrangement, especially of Buddha- fields; Tibetan bkod pa; Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary) orderly arrangement, but it is more than that; the related ḥgod pa is also rendered decorate, adorn, and vyūha implies magnificerice, splendor, as well as supernatural qualities; it seems very close to Sanskrit vibhūti as used e.g. in Bh.G. chapter 10 (see note 3 on verse 7 of my translation(s)), and supernal manifestation, which I chose for vibhūti, would do for [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] vyūha; note Lalitavistara 317.19 (prose) tāṃś ca vyūhān vibhūtiṃ dṛṣṭvā bodhi- sattvasya, Māraḥ…, seeing the B.'s supernal manifesta- tions and marvelous power (splendor), Māra… The word is used in such titles as Sukhāvatī-vyūha, Gaṇḍa-vyūha, with this meaning, and is a special favorite in Saddharmapuṇḍarīka and Lalitavistara; the translations of Burnouf, Kern, and Foucaux fumble it for the most part; hence the above attempt to make it clear; it seems to me essentially simple, tho no one English word is appropriate: (nāsmābhir eṣu…buddha-) kṣetra- vyūheṣu vā bodhisattvavikrīḍiteṣu vā…spṛhotpāditā Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 101.2, we conceived no desire for…these supernal mani- festations (or arrangements) of the Buddha-fields…; kṣetreṣu buddhāna śruṇitva vyūhān 117.2 (verse); Raśmiprabhāsasya viyūha bheṣyati 146.12 (verse), the supernal manifestation of (the future Buddha) R. shall exist (in his Buddha-field, just described; viyūha n. sg., not loc. with Burnouf and Kern); sarveṣa etādṛśakāś ca vyūhā…tatha buddha- kṣetraṃ 209.1 (verse), all (the Buddhas just mentioned) shall have just such supernal manifestations, and also (a) Buddha- field(s); (Ānanda, for whom Buddhahood has just been predicted) ātmanaś ca buddhakṣetraguṇa-vyūhāñ śrutvā 219.4, hearing the supernal manifestations of excellent qualities in his own (future) Buddha-field; sarvākāraguṇo- petā (v.l. °to) buddhakṣetraguṇa-vyūhā (v.l. °ho) bhavi- ṣyanti (no v.l. recorded) 220.5; samāś caiṣāṃ buddha- kṣetraguṇavyūhā bhaviṣyanti 221.10; (tathāgatādhiṣṭhā- nena tathāgata-) balādhānena tathāgatavikrīḍitena tathā- gatavyūhena (by the T.'s supernal manifestation) tathā- gatābhyudgatajñānena 426.7 (all the parallel words mean substantially by the T.'s supernatural power); bodhimaṇḍa- paripālakair devaputrais tādṛśā vyūhā bodhimaṇḍa abhi- nirmitā (q.v.) abhūvan Lalitavistara 278.5; tāṃś ca vyūhān dṛṣṭvā 7; ye ca kecin mahāvyūhāḥ (sc. buddha-) kṣetrakoṭīṣv anantakāḥ 280.17 (verse); Chap. 20 of Lalitavistara is entitled Bodhi- maṇḍa-vyūha-parivartaḥ; in it the word is frequent, e.g. ratnachattra-vyūhaḥ 291.11, manifestation of a jewelled umbrella; prabhā-v° 292.1, referring to the ekaratnajāla of 291.22, which probably means single-jewel-magic, a magical manifestation of a brilliant jewel (or jewels); buddha- kṣetraguṇa-vyūhās (as above) 292.12, displayed at the bodhimaṇḍa; tebhyaḥ sarva-vyūhebhya iyaṃ gāthā niśca- rati sma 292.14; sarvaguṇa-vyūhaṃ kūṭāgāraṃ 293.1; kasyāyam evaṃrūpaḥ kūṭāgāra-vyūhaḥ 293.3; etc.; at beginning of next chapter, referring back to chapter 20, ima evaṃrūpā vyūhā…bodhimaṇḍe 'bhisaṃskṛtā abhūvan 299.15; dṛṣṭā sa viyūha śobhanā (ed. so°) bodhi- maṇḍasmi marūbhi (so m.c. for text maru°) yā kṛtā 364.20 (verse); (tataś ca) prabhāvyūhād imā gāthā niścaranti sma 411.19, and from this manifestation of splendor (of the Buddha)…; yā bodhimaṇḍi prakṛtā ca surair viyūhā, yā vā viyūha kṛta sarva(-?)jinātmajebhiḥ, sā sarva saṃ- sthita viyūha ti dharmacakre 416.5—7 (at the dharmacakra- [Page520-b+ 71] pravartana; sā suggests that viyūha may be f., see vyūhā); buddhakṣetra-vyūha- Mahāvyutpatti 859; ahaṃ (sc. buddha-) kṣetra- vyūhān niṣpādayiṣyāmi Vajracchedikā 38.6, and ff.; many others could be added; other cases of viyūha, § 3.104.

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Vyūhā (व्यूहा) or Viyūhā.—(2): mahatyā rājavyūhayā Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 79.13 (prose); about half the mss. mahatā °vyūhena; (mahatā rājānubhāvena mahatā rāja-ṛddhīye) mahatā (so 1 ms., v.l. °tāye, Senart em. °tīye) viyūhāye (no v.l.) mahatīye vibhūṣāye Mahāvastu ii.113.13 (prose); in similar list, mahatā viyūhāye (no v.l.) ii.156.17. I have elected to take as pl. m. the forms in Lalitavistara 36.16 (verse), see under vyūha (1); the citation there is completed by manasā vicintitā śrīmān, without significant v.l.; Calcutta (see LV.) śrīman, as if voc. sg., but if voc. it should be pl. (the Bodhisattva, still in heaven, addresses the Tuṣita gods); if acc. pl., it would imply that the preceding forms ending in -ā are also acc. pl., coordinate with phalam idaṃ (śṛṇu-r-asya…) of next line; all of which would be quite possible in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit].

Vyūhā can also be spelled as Vyūha (व्यूह).

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

Vyūha (व्यूह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Military array, the arrangement of troops in various positions; as daṇḍavyūhaḥ the array in line, bhogavyūhaḥ in column, maṇḍalavyūhaḥ in circle, asaṃhatavyūhaḥ in mixed order; also various fanciful forms, as the śakaṭaḥ or car-shape, makaraḥ or marine monster-like, patākā flag-shape, &c. 2. A flock, a multitude. 3. Logic, reasoning. 4. Making, manufacture. 5. The body. 6. Formation, structure. 7. A squadron. E. vi before ūh to reason, aff. ghañ .

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

Vyūha (व्यूह).—i. e. vi-ūh + a, m. 1. Military array, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 187. 2. An army, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 7, 51; squadraon, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 188. 3. A flock, a multitude, [Nala] 12, 30. 4. Logic. 5. Making. 6. The body.

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

Vyūha (व्यूह).—[masculine] shifting, dislocation, distribution, disposition, arrangement, military array; totality, a whole or complex; host, troop, multitude; detailed explanation or description.

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

1) Vyūha (व्यूह):—[=vy-ūha] [from vy-ūh] 1. vy-ūha m. placing apart, distribution, arrangement, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] orderly arrangement of the parts of a whole (cf. caraṇa-vy), disposition, [Nyāyasūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] military array, an army, host, squadron (various arrays are daṇḍa-, ‘staff-like array’; śakaṭa-, ‘cart array’; varāha-, ‘boar array’; maṇḍala-, ‘circular ar°’; ā-saṃhata-, ‘loose ar°’; ākheṭa-vyūha, ‘hunting array’ etc.), [Manu-smṛti vii, 187; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] shifting, transposition, displacement, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; ???]

5) [v.s. ...] separation, resolution (of vowels, syllables etc.), [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

6) [v.s. ...] detailed explanation or description, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

7) [v.s. ...] a section, division, chapter, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

8) [v.s. ...] form, manifestation ([especially] the quadruple manifestation of Puruṣôttama as Vāsudeva, Saṃkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna, and Aniruddha), appearance (often ifc. after numerals cf. catur-, trir-vy), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

9) [v.s. ...] formation, structure, manufacture, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] an aggregate, flock, multitude, [Vāsavadattā; Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

11) [v.s. ...] the body, [Horace H. Wilson]

12) [v.s. ...] breathing, [Nyāyasūtra]

13) [=vy-ūha] [from vy-ūh] 2. vy-ūha m. reasoning, logic (= tarka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vyūha (व्यूह):—(haḥ) 1. m. Military array; a multitude; logic; manufacture; the body.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vyūha (व्यूह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Viūha, Vūha.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vyūha (व्यूह) [Also spelled vyuh]:—(nm) a military array; strategic disposition/placement; ~[na] forming an array; strategic placement; -[nipuṇa] a strategist; ~[baddha] strategically arranged/arrayed;-[racanā] array, tactical placement or strategic disposition of forces.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyūha (ವ್ಯೂಹ):—

1) [noun] a group of a large number of people.

2) [noun] a body of soldiers; a troop.

3) [noun] an orderly arrangement (of the parts or constituents of a whole).

4) [noun] any of several patterns of arranging the army in the battlefield; a military array.

5) [noun] a trick, scheme or plan for deceiving an enemy in war; a strategem.

6) [noun] (Viśiṣṭadvaita phil.) one of the five forms of the Supreme Being.

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