Aranya, aka: Araṇya, Āraṇya; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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 Index
Purāṇa 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

araṇya (अरण्य).—n (S) A wild, waste, desert:--whether with or without trees. 2 An order among Gosavis &c.

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āraṇya (आरण्य) [or आरण्यक, āraṇyaka].—a (S) Relating to the desert, wild.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

araṇya (अरण्य).—n A wild, desert, waste.

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āraṇya (आरण्य).—a Belonging to the desert, wild.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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