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Aranya, aka: Araṇya, Āraṇya; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1) Araṇya (अरण्य).—Father of Udaka and Vāruṇī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 104.

2) Āraṇya (आरण्य).—A madhyamādhvaryu; a Prajāpati and father of five deva gaṇas of the Cākṣuṣa epoch.1 Son of Atri.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 15; 36. 68.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 58.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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