Durvashana, Durvaśana, Dur-vasana: 4 definitions


Durvashana 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.

The Sanskrit term Durvaśana can be transliterated into English as Durvasana or Durvashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Durvaśana (दुर्वशन).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.197, “After thus assuring the brāhmaṇa, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu proceeded further into southern India and finally arrived at Durvaśana, where He bathed in the river Kṛtamālā. At Durvaśana Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu visited the temple of Lord Rāmacandra, and on the hill known as Mahendra-śaila He saw Lord Paraśurāma”.

In Durvaśana, or Darbhaśayana, seven miles east of Ramnad, there is a temple of Lord Rāmacandra overlooking the ocean. The hill known as Mahendra-śaila is near Tirunelveli, and at the end of this hill is a city known as Tiruchendurḍ. West of Mahendra-śaila is the territory of Tribāṅkura. There is mention of Mahendra-śaila in the Rāmāyaṇa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

durvāsanā (दुर्वासना).—f (S) An evil inclination or desire.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

durvāsanā (दुर्वासना).—f An evil inclination or desire.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durvāsanā (दुर्वासना).—

1) evil propensity, wicked desire; कः शत्रुर्वद खेददानकुशलो दुर्वासनासंचयः (kaḥ śatrurvada khedadānakuśalo durvāsanāsaṃcayaḥ) Bv. 1.86.

2) a chimera.

Durvāsanā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and vāsanā (वासना).

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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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