Dhumravarna, Dhūmravarṇa, Dhumra-varna, Dhūmravarṇā: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dhūmravarṇa (धूम्रवर्ण).—A hill.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 163. 89.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Dhūmravarṇa (धूम्रवर्ण) refers to “that which is grey in colour”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Kāmarūpa) is the Neuter (absolute) within the qualities. It has emerged as the pervasion (of consciousness) and, in front of the middle seat, is located on the peak in front. (Pleasing and delicate) like a lotus petal, it is radiant (with energy) and grey in colour [i.e., dhūmravarṇa]. It shakes with mighty and fierce currents (of energy) engaged in striking against (it) and rocking (it) all around as it dries up (the entire) universe. The all-pervasive Lord of Kula resides within (this), the maṇḍala of six spokes. There is nothing devoid of that within the sphere of emanation and withdrawal”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Dhumravarna in India is the name of a plant defined with Altingia excelsa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Liquidambar altingiana Blume.
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Verhandelingen van het bataviaasch genootschap van kunsten en wetenschappen (1790)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1977)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the dark-red colour.
Derivable forms: dhūmravarṇaḥ (धूम्रवर्णः).
Dhūmravarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhūmra and varṇa (वर्ण).
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Dhūmravarṇā (धूम्रवर्णा).—f. Name of one of the seven tongues of Agni; काली कराली च मनोजवा च सुलोहिता या च सुधूम्रवर्णा । स्फुलिङ्गिनी विश्वरूपी च देवी लोलायमाना इति सप्त जिह्वाः (kālī karālī ca manojavā ca sulohitā yā ca sudhūmravarṇā | sphuliṅginī viśvarūpī ca devī lolāyamānā iti sapta jihvāḥ) || Muṇḍ.1.2.4.
Dhūmravarṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhūmra and varṇā (वर्णा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Of a smoky hue. m.
(-rṇaḥ) Incense. f.
(-rṇā) Flame, or one of the seven tongues of Agni or fire. E. dhūmra smoky or purplish, and varṇa colour.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhūmravarṇa (धूम्रवर्ण).—I. adj. grey-coloured, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 39, 28. Ii. m. 1. the name of a mountain, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 12856. 2. a proper name, ib. 1799.
Dhūmravarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhūmra and varṇa (वर्ण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhūmravarṇa (धूम्रवर्ण).—[adjective] grey-coloured.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dhūmravarṇa (धूम्रवर्ण):—[=dhūmra-varṇa] [from dhūmra > dhū] mfn. ‘smoke-coloured’, dark, grey, dark-red, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. incense, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Ajamīḍha and Dhūminī, [Harivaṃśa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [ib.]
5) Dhūmravarṇā (धूम्रवर्णा):—[=dhūmra-varṇā] [from dhūmra-varṇa > dhūmra > dhū] f. Name of one of the 7 tongues of Agni, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha] (cf. su-dhūmra-v)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhūmravarṇa (धूम्रवर्ण):—[dhūmra-varṇa] (rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) a. Of a smoky hue or colour. m. Incense. f. Flame, tongue of fire.
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