Kanana, Kānana: 19 definitions

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Kanana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kānana (कानन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.52.9, IX.44.81) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kānana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Kānana (कानन) refers to “forest” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles [viz., Kānana] and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kānana (कानन) refers to “groves”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The venerable great lord of Oḍra resides in the cavity in the Middle Land. It is (Oḍḍiyāna) the first (sacred seat) and, yellow in colour, it has mountains, forests, and groves [i.e., sa-śaila-vana-kānana], large and small, and is adorned with golden walls. It has rivers and rivulets and many (other) things. It is full of all the seeds and is square all around. It has thunderbolts as door chains and Mālinī (who resides there) holds a thunderbolt (vajra) in her hand. Endowed with the sovereignty of the Wheels, it is the sacred seat (Udyāna) attended by the mistress of the sacred seat”.

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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.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kānana (कानन) refers to “forests”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the moon should pass to the south of Jyeṣṭha (the 18th constellation), Mūla (the 19th constellation) and the two Āṣāḍhas (20th and 21st constellations) she destroys seeds, creatures in water and forests [i.e., vīja-jalacara-kānana-hā]; and there will also be fear from fire. If the moon should pass to the south of Viśākhā (the 16th constellation) and Anurādhā (the 17th constellation) she will bring on evil. If she should pass through the middle of Maghā (the 10th constellation) or of Viśākhā (the 16th constellation) she will bring on prosperity”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kānana : (nt.) forest; grove.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kānana, (nt.) (cp. Sk. kānana) a glade in the forest, a grove, wood Sn. 1134 (=Nd2 s. v. vanasaṇḍa); Th. 2, 254 (=ThA. 210 upavana); J. VI, 557; Sdhp. 574. (Page 203)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kānana (कानन).—n S A forest, wood, grove. Ex. kīṃ pāpa- kānana nicārī || hē dāvāgni kēvaḷa pai ||.

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

kānana (कानन).—n A wood, forest, grove.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kanana (कनन).—a. One-eyed; cf. काण (kāṇa).

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Kānana (कानन).—

1) A forest, a grove; R.12.27,13.18; छन्नोपान्तः परिणतफलज्योतिभिः काननाम्रैः (channopāntaḥ pariṇataphalajyotibhiḥ kānanāmraiḥ) Meghadūta 18,44; काननावनि (kānanāvani) forest-ground.

2) The mouth of Brahmā.

3) A house. cf. काननं विपिने गेहे परमेष्ठिमुखेऽपि च (kānanaṃ vipine gehe parameṣṭhimukhe'pi ca) Med.

Derivable forms: kānanam (काननम्).

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

Kanana (कनन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) One-eyed. E. kan to shine, yuc aff.

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Kānana (कानन).—nf. (-naṃ-nī) 1. A forest, a grove. 2. The face of Brahma. 3. A house. E. kani to shine, in the causal form, and lyuṭ affix, or ka Brahma, and ānana a face.

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

Kānana (कानन).—n. 1. A forest, [Hiḍimbavadha] 1, 42. 2. A grove, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 68, 12.

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

Kānana (कानन).—[neuter] forest; nānta [neuter] region of the [feminine]; naukas [masculine] ape (inhabitant of the [feminine]).

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

1) Kānana (कानन):—1. kānana n. (said to be [from] √kan) a forest, grove (sometimes in connection with vana), [Rāmāyaṇa; Nalopākhyāna; Raghuvaṃśa; Pañcatantra; Suśruta]

2) (ifc. f(ā). , [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa])

3) a house, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) 2. kānana n. ([from] 3. ka + ānana), the face of Brahmā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kanana (कनन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] One-eyed.

2) Kānana (कानन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A forest, a grove; face of Brahmā a; house.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kānana (कानन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kāṇaṇa.

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Kanana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Kāṇaṇa (काणण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kānana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kānana (ಕಾನನ):—

1) [noun] a large tract of land covered with trees and underbush; a forest; woodland.

2) [noun] ಧ್ಯಾನವಿಲ್ಲದವ ಕಾನನಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋದರೇನು [dhyanavilladava kananakke hodarenu] dhyānavilladava kānanakke hōdarēnu a person pretending to be a saint can never achieve sainthood even standing in the sanctum sanctorum of a temple.

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Kānana (ಕಾನನ):—[noun] a building in which a person or persons normally live; a house.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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