Aruṇi, aka: Āruṇi, Aruni, Āruṇī, Aruṇī; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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1a) Aruṇi (अरुणि).—A son of Brahmā, who remained celibate:1 a sage.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 8. 1; VI. 15. 13.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 36. 6.

1b) Went with Kṛṣṇa to Mithilā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 86. 18.

2a) Āruṇi (आरुणि).—A siddha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 15. 13.

2b) (Ātreya) a sage of the epoch of the third Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 79.

2c) A sādhya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 43.

2d) The fifteenth Vyāsa, Vedaśiras, the avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 166.

2e) A sage of the XIth epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 31.

2f) The first of the madhyadeśas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 9.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Aruṇi (अरुणि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.3.24, I.52.17, I.59.39, I.65, I.60.40) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aruṇi) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āruṇi (आरुणि).—a. [aruṇasya apatyaṃ iñ] Belonging to, or sprung from, Aruṇa, q. v.; औद्दालकिरारुणिर्मत्प्रसृष्टः (auddālakirāruṇirmatprasṛṣṭaḥ) Kaṭh.1.11.

-ṇiḥ 1 Name of Uddālaka; उद्दालक आरुणिः (uddālaka āruṇiḥ) Bṛ. Up.3.6.1.

2) Descendants of the sage अरुण (aruṇa); परिसरपद्धतिं हृदयमारुणयो दहरम् (parisarapaddhatiṃ hṛdayamāruṇayo daharam) Bhāg.1.87.18.

3) The son of the sun, as Yama.

4) The son of Vinatā (vainateya).

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Āruṇī (आरुणी).—f. Ved. 'The red one', a name given to the horses of the Maruts which are females; यदारुणीषु तवि- षीरयुग्ध्वम् (yadāruṇīṣu tavi- ṣīrayugdhvam) Rv.1.64.7.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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