Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms T-Z

Vidya – knowledge.
Vidyadharas – a race of celestial beings who possess material knowledge.
Vidyapati – an author of Vaisnava poetry who was particularly admired by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Vijara – not subjected to the miseries of old age.
Vijaya – [See:] Jaya and Vijaya
Vijayadhvaja Tirtha – a Vaisnava spiritual master in the line of Madhvacarya who was a commentator on [Srimad-Bhagavatam].

Perfection means being in tune with reality. The first thing we must understand is reality—the reality of my identity, i.e., my essence, position and function. Who am I? Just as a person does not identify himself as being the shirt that he is wearing, he also should not identify himself with the body that he is wearing.
Science of Identity Foundation – Chris Butler Speaks

Vijitasva – the eldest son of King Prthu. He is also known as Antardhana.
Vijnana – realized or practical knowledge.
Vijnana-maya – with full knowledge, that is, conscious of the self as different from matter.
Vikarma – sinful work, performed against scriptural injunctions.
Vimudhas – foolish rascals.
Vimukta – a liberated person.
Vina – a stringed musical instrument.
Vipra – a learned [brahmana].
Vira-vrata – one who follows his vows heroicly.
Virabhadra – the demon created by Lord Siva to destroy the sacrifice of Maharaja Daksa.
Viraha – transcendental bliss in separation from the Lord.
Viraraghava Acarya – a Vaisnava spiritual master in the line of Ramanujacarya who was a commentator on [Srimad-Bhagavatam].
Virat-purusa – the "universal form" of the Supreme Lord, conceived of as the totality of all material manifestations.
Virat-rupa – the universal form of the Supreme Lord, conceived of as the totality of all material manifestations.
Visaya – material affairs of sense gratification.
Visaya-taranga – the waves of material existence.
Visnu – the Supreme Lord; Lord Krsna's expansions in Vaikuntha and for the creation and maintenance of the material universes.
Visnu-dharma – one of the eighteen [Puranas,] or Vedic historical scriptures.
Visnu-bhakti – devotional service to Lord Visnu.
Visnu-murtis – forms of the Supreme Lord.
Visnu Purana – one of the eighteen [Puranas,] or Vedic historical scriptures.
Visnu-tattva – the status or category of Godhead; primary expansions of the Supreme Lord.
Visnu-yajna – a sacrifice performed for the satisfaction of Lord Visnu.
Visnudutas – the messengers of Lord Visnu, who come at the time of death to take perfected devotees back to the spiritual world.
Visnuloka – the abode of Lord Visnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Visnupriya-devi – the second wife of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, whom He left to accept [sannyasa,] the renounced order of life.
Visoka – callous to material distress.
Visruta – the son begotten by the Pracetas through Marisa.
Visuddha-sattva – the spiritual platform of pure goodness.
Visvakarma – the architect of the demigods.
Visvamitra – a prominent sage and rival of Vasistha Muni.
Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura – a great Vaisnava spiritual master in the line of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and a commentator on [ Srimad-Bhagavatam] and [Bhagavad-gita].
Visvavasu – a leader of the Gandharvas, singers in the heavenly planets.
Vivaha-yajna – the sacrifice of marriage.
Vivarta-vada – the erroneous concept, propounded by followers of Sankaracarya, that manifest existence is only illusory.
Vivasvan – the demigod in charge of the sun.
Vraja(bhumi) – [See:] Vrndavana
Vrndavana – Krsna's eternal abode, where He fully manifests His quality of sweetness; the village on this earth in which He enacte d His childhood pastimes five thousand years ago.
Vrndavana dasa Thakura – the great devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu who wrote [Caitanya-bhagavata,] a biography of Lord Caitan ya.
Vrtrasura – a great demon killed by Indra. He was actually the devotee Citraketu, who had been cursed to take a low birth.
Vyasa – [See:] Vyasadeva.
Vyasa-puja – worship of the compiler of the [Vedas,] Vyasadeva; worship of the bona fide spiritual master as the representative of Vyasadeva.
Vyasadeva – the incarnation of Lord Krsna who gave the [Vedas, Puranas, Vedanta-sutra] and [mahabharata] to mankind.