Jvalana, aka: Jvalanā; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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