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Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Vaishnava - Member of an dualistic sect of India.
Vairagya - Renunciation; dispassion.
Vajra - Adamantine; firm.
Vak - Speech.
Vedanta - A 2500 years old philosophy from India based on Vedas. See What is Vedanta?.
Vedantist - A follower of the principles of Vedanta.
Vedas - The ancient and most sacred scriptures of Hinduism that date back to 2500 B.C. There are four Vedas: Rig, Sama, Yajur, and Atharva.
Virat - The Spirit in the form of the universe; the All pervading Spirit.
Virya - Seminal power; energy.
Vishnu - The Preserver God; the Second of the Hindu Trinity, the other two being Brahma (Creator) and Shiva (Destroyer).
Vishuddha - Laryngeal plexus at the base of the throat.
Vritti - Mental function.
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