Jvalana, Jvalanā: 10 definitions


Jvalana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jvalanā (ज्वलना).—The wife of Aneyu (Riveyu, Vāyu-purāṇa) and a daughter of Takṣaka; mother of Antīnara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 6-7; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 128.
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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.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Jvalana (ज्वलन) refers to an aspect of nṛsiṃha (‘man-lion’), according to the Vihagendra-saṃhitā 4.17, which mentions seventy-four forms (inlcuding twenty forms of vyūha). He is also known as Jvalananṛsiṃha or Jvalananarasiṃha. Nṛsiṃha is a Tantric deity and refers to the furious (ugra) incarnation of Viṣṇu.

The 15th-century Vihagendra-saṃhīta is a canonical text of the Pāñcarātra corpus and, in twenty-four chapters, deals primarely with meditation on mantras and sacrificial oblations.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Jvalana (ज्वलन) is another name for “Agni” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning jvalana] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jvalana.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘three’. Note: jvalana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jvalana (ज्वलन).—n S Burning, blazing. 2 m Fire.

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

jvalana (ज्वलन).—n Burning, blazing. Fire.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jvalana (ज्वलन).—a. [jval-yuc]

1) Flaming, shining.

2) Combustible.

-naḥ Fire; तदनु ज्वलनं मदर्पितं त्वरयेर्दक्षिणवातबीजनैः (tadanu jvalanaṃ madarpitaṃ tvarayerdakṣiṇavātabījanaiḥ) Ku.4.36,32; Bg.11.29.

2) Corrosive alkali.

3) The number 'three'.

4) Plumbago Zeylanica or its root; Mātaṅga L.11.26.

-nam Burning, blazing, shining.

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

Jvalana (ज्वलन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Burning, blazing. 2. The fire. m.

(-naḥ) Agni, or fire. 3. The number “Three.” E. jval to blaze, affix tācchīlyādau yuc .

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

Jvalana (ज्वलन).—[jval + ana], I. adj. Shining, Mahābhārata 3, 12239. Ii. m. 1. Fire, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 103. 2. Caustic potash, [Suśruta] 2, 125, 17. Iii. n. Shining (and fire), [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 13.

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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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