Caturvarga, aka: Catur-varga; 3 Definition(s)


Caturvarga 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturvarga.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Caturvarga in Marathi glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

caturvarga (चतुर्वर्ग).—m S The four objects of human pursuit collectively, viz. virtue, love, wealth, final beatitude, or dharma, kāma, artha, mōkṣa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of caturvarga in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturvarga in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

Caturvarga (चतुर्वर्ग).—the four ends of human life taken collectively (puruṣārtha); i. e. धर्म, अर्थ, काम (dharma, artha, kāma) and मोक्षः (mokṣaḥ); चतुर्वर्गफलं ज्ञानं कालावस्थाश्चतुर्युगाः (caturvargaphalaṃ jñānaṃ kālāvasthāścaturyugāḥ) R.1.22.

Derivable forms: caturvargaḥ (चतुर्वर्गः).

Caturvarga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and varga (वर्ग).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caturvarga (चतुर्वर्ग).—m.

(-rgaḥ) 1. The four objects of human pursuit collectively see caturbhadra. 2. Any assemblage of four things. E. catur four, and varga class.

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

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.

Discover the meaning of caturvarga in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1588 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Catuppada (Sk. caturpād, Gr. tetrάpous, Lat. quadrupes) a quadruped Vin. II, 110; S. I, 6; A. V...
Caturmukha (चतुर्मुख) refers to “four-faced one” and is a name of Brahmā, as mentioned in the 9...
Caturaṅga (consisting of) four limbs or divisions, fourfold M. I, 77; J. I, 390; II, 190, 192; ...
Varga (वर्ग).—m. (-rgaḥ) A class, a tribe, a multitude of similar things, whether animate or in...
Trivarga (त्रिवर्ग).—m. (-rgaḥ) 1. Three human objects or pursuits as love, duty, and wealth. 2...
Caturyuga (चतुर्युग) refers to a set of “four yuga periods”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.10...
Caturasra (चतुरस्र).—mfn. (-sraḥ-srā-sraṃ) Four cornered, quadrangular. n. (-sraṃ) A square. E....
Caturbhuja (चतुर्भुज).—m. (-jaḥ) 1. A name of Vishnu 2. An equilateral tetragon. E. catur four,...
Catukoṇa four cornered, crossed, in °raccha cross road PvA. 24;
Aṣṭavarga (अष्टवर्ग) refers to an astrological calculation for determining the character of a b...
1) Cātuddisa: (adj.) belonging to, or comprising the four quarters, appld to a man of humanitar...
Catuppatha: a fourways J. IV, 460;
Pañcavarga (पञ्चवर्ग).—m. (-rgaḥ) A class of five persons or things. E. pañca, and varga a clas...
1) Caturvaktra (चतुर्वक्त्र) refers to a “Rudraksha with four faces”, according to the Śivapurā...
Catumāsa 4 months, a season PvA. 96; Dpvs. I, 24, 37 (cā°); see under māsa;

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: