Agnivarna, Agnivarṇa, Agni-varna: 8 definitions

Introduction

Agnivarna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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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).

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
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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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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—(-ratna) , n. of a jewel: Mvy 5962; see s.v. agni-bala.

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

Agnivarṇa (अग्निवर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Hot, scalding, scorching. E. agni and varṇa quality; of the property of fire.

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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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