Hiranyavarna, Hiraṇyavarṇā, Hiranya-varna: 8 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Hiranyavarna in Mahayana glossary
Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Hiraṇyavarṇa (हिरण्यवर्ण) [?] is the name of a Gandharva appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Kesarī, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Gandharva Hiraṇyavarṇa in Kesarī], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hiranyavarna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiraṇyavarṇā (हिरण्यवर्णा).—a river.

Hiraṇyavarṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and varṇā (वर्णा).

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

Hiraṇyavarṇā (हिरण्यवर्णा).—f.

(-rṇā) A particular river. E. hiraṇya gold, and varṇa colour.

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

Hiraṇyavarṇa (हिरण्यवर्ण).—f. ṇā, a river.

Hiraṇyavarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiraṇya and varṇa (वर्ण).

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

Hiraṇyavarṇa (हिरण्यवर्ण).—[adjective] golden-coloured, gold-like.

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

1) Hiraṇyavarṇa (हिरण्यवर्ण):—[=hiraṇya-varṇa] [from hiraṇya > hiraṇa] mf(ā)n. (hiraṇya-.) g°-coloured, g°-like, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] containing the word hiraṇya-varṇa (as a verse), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kauśika-sūtra; Baudhāyana-dharma-śāstra]

3) Hiraṇyavarṇā (हिरण्यवर्णा):—[=hiraṇya-varṇā] [from hiraṇya-varṇa > hiraṇya > hiraṇa] f. a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Hiraṇyavarṇā (हिरण्यवर्णा):—[hiraṇya-varṇā] (rṇā) 1. f. A river in general.

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Hiranyavarna 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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