Dhanvana, Dhānvana: 10 definitions


Dhanvana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Dhanvana (धन्वन) (skin) is used as an ingredient of a mixture of Vajralepa (“a special kind of hard cement”) which was used in the construction of a Temple and as a binding agent for joining bricks, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, five procedures of preparing the vajralepa are suggested. [The first method]—It is incorporated there that the equal portion of some particular objects [e.g., skin of dhanvana, etc.] should be boiled in water for eight times till it reduces to one eighth portion of the original value. After that, some more ingredients are added with the mixture and again boiled properly to make the first variety of vajralepa.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Dhanvana in India is the name of a plant defined with Grewia asiatica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

2) Dhanvana is also identified with Grewia tiliaefolia It has the synonym Grewia tiliifolia Vahl, nom. illeg. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Tree Sciences (1982)
· Journal of Tree Sciences (1982)
· Symbolae Botanicae (Vahl) (1790)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhanvana (धन्वन).—Alhagi Maurorum (Mar. dhamāsā); Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12. 155.16.

-nam 1 A bow.

2) A rain-bow.

3) the sign of the zodiac Sagittarius.

Derivable forms: dhanvanaḥ (धन्वनः).

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Dhānvana (धान्वन).—a. (- f.) Situated in a desert (dhanvan).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhānvana (धान्वन).—i. e. dhanvan + a, adj. Situated in a desert, Kām. Nītis. 4, 59.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhānvana (धान्वन).—[adjective] situated in a desert.

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

1) Dhanvana (धन्वन):—mn. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) m. a kind of animal, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxxxviii, 9]

3) [varia lectio] vina.

4) Dhānvana (धान्वन):—[from dhānva] 1. dhānvana mf(ī)n. situated in a desert, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

5) [v.s. ...] m. = [preceding] m., [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

6) 2. dhānvana mf(ī)n. made from the wood of the Dhanvana tree, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Suśruta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhanvana (धन्वन):—(naḥ) 1. m. A medicinal plant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhanvana in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhanvana (ಧನ್ವನ):—[noun] a kind of plant.

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Dhānvana (ಧಾನ್ವನ):—[adjective] being in, got from or related to, a desert.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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