Agnivarna, aka: Agni-varna, Agnivarṇa; 6 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण) refers to the “nature of fire” and is the name of the thirty-third chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., agni-varṇa), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).

Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana

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Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण):—Son of Sudarśana (son of Dhruvasandhi). He had a son named Śīghra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.5)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—Of the (Kuśa dynasty); the son of Sudarśana, and father of Śīghra(ga).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 209-10; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 209; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 108.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Agnivarna is a king of the solar dynasty, the son of Sudarshana and an ancestor of Rama. His son is Shighraga.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—a (S) Of the color of fire, flamecolored. 2 Red hot.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—a. [agneriva varṇo yasya] of the colour of fire; hot; fiery; सुरां पीत्वा द्विजो मोहादग्निवर्णां सुरां पिबेत् (surāṃ pītvā dvijo mohādagnivarṇāṃ surāṃ pibet) Ms.11.9; गोमूत्रमग्निवर्णं वा पिबेदुदकमेव वा (gomūtramagnivarṇaṃ vā pibedudakameva vā) 91. (rṇaḥ) 1 Name of a prince, son of Sudarśana.

2) Name of a King of the solar race, See R.19.1. the colour of fire.

-rṇā a strong liquor.

Agnivarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and varṇa (वर्ण).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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