Apavan, Āpavan: 2 definitions


Apavan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Āpavan (आपवन्).—Another name of sage Vasiṣṭha. (Śloka 5, Chapter 99, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

2) Āpavan (आपवन्).—An ancient sage. Kārttavīryārjuna once burnt the āśrama of this ṛṣi and he cursed Agni and Kārttavīryārjuna. (Ślokas 42 and 43, Chapter 49, Śānti Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Apaavan is another spelling for अपावन [apāvana].—adj. impure; not holy; polluted;

context information

Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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