Darukavana, Dārukāvana, Daruka-vana: 4 definitions



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Dārukāvana (दारुकावन) is the name of a forest mentioned in chapter 29 of the Koṭirudra-saṃhitā of the Śiva-purāṇa.—Dārukāvana which contains the temple of Nāgeśa, one of the twelve great jyotirliṅgas of Mahādeva is placed close to the western ocean. This context mentions the background for its nomenclature. Contrary to this statement, the Arch. Sur. lists of Nizam’s territory (XXXI. 21. 29) identify it with Aundh in the Nizam’s territory. There are two more forests of this name: one in the Himalayas, near Badrinath, the other Vijayeśvara in Kāśmīr. Dārukāvana, with reference to the demoness Dārukā, should not be confused with other Dārukā forests.

Dārukāvana or Dāruvana which contains the temple of Nāgeśa, one of the twelve Jyotirliṅgas of Śiva has been identified with Aundh in the Nizām’s territory (Arch. Sur. Lists of Nizām’s Territory XXXI. 21, 29). Another vana of the same name also stands at the following places: (1) In the Himālayas near Badrinath (Mbh. XIII. 25. 27) (2) Near Vijayeśvara in Kāśmīr (H.C. 10.3). Due to these variations it is not possible to ascertain the exact locality of Dāruvana in the present context.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dārukāvana (दारुकावन):—[=dārukā-vana] [from dāruka > dāru] n. Name of a wood, [Śiva-purāṇa]

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