Agnivarna, Agnivarṇa, Agnivarṇā, Agni-varna: 16 definitions
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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
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: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Niveśa (निवेश) refers to the “colour of ceremonial fires”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] He must be able to interpret the language and gestures of fighting men and the like; he must be learned in the Ṣaḍguṇa and Upāya policies; he must be able to predict the success or failure of an undertaking; he must be able to interpret omens; he must have a knowledge of favourable halting places for the king’s army; he must be able to interpret the colour of ceremonial fires [i.e., agnivarṇā]; he must know when to employ the ministers, spies, messengers and forest men; he must be able to give directions touching the captures of the enemy’s fortress”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण):—Son of Sudarśana (son of Dhruvasandhi). He had a son named Śīghra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.5)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Agnivarna is a king of the solar dynasty, the son of Sudarshana and an ancestor of Rama. His son is Shighraga.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—a (S) Of the color of fire, flamecolored. 2 Red hot.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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) Manusmṛti 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—(-ratna) , name of a jewel: Mahāvyutpatti 5962; see s.v. agni-bala.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Hot, scalding, scorching. E. agni and varṇa quality; of the property of fire.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—I. adj. 1. fire-coloured, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 58, 35. 2. boiling hot, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 91. Ii. m. a proper name, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 828.
Agnivarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and varṇa (वर्ण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—[adjective] fire-coloured, boiling hot.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण):—[=agni-varṇa] [from agni] mf(ā)n. having the colour of fire
2) [v.s. ...] hot, fiery (said of liquors), [Manu-smṛti xi, 90 and 91]
3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, son of Sudarśana.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण):—[bahuvrihi compound] I. m. f. n.
(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇam) 1) Having the colour of fire.
2) Having the property of fire, hot, scalding, scorching. Ii. m.
(-rṇaḥ) The name of a prince, the son of Sudarśana. Iii. f.
(-rṇā) A kind of strong liquor. E. agni and varṇa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण):—[agni-varṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Hot, fiery.
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Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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Chapter 12 - The Description of Ikṣvāku’s Race (concluded) < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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