Lavanya, Lāvaṇya, Lāvaṇyā: 14 definitions
Lavanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Lavany.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Lāvaṇyā (लावण्या) (Cf. Sulāvaṇyā) refers to “beauty”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Śiva described Pārvatī: “[...] Whatever is graceful and sweet in the creation has been incorporated here. Indeed, all her limbs are exquisite in every respect. How blessed is this Pārvatī of mysteriously wonderful features. There is no other woman equal to her in beauty in the three worlds. She is a storehouse of the finest beauty [i.e., su-lāvaṇyā-nidhi]. She has wondrous beautiful limbs. She is an enchantress of even sages. She increases great happiness”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
lāvaṇya (लावण्य).—n S Beauty, loveliness, prettiness: also handsomeness or comeliness or gracefulness of figure. 2 Saltness, the taste or the property of salt.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
lāvaṇya (लावण्य).—n Beauty, loveliness, prettiness. Saltness.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lāvaṇya (लावण्य).—[lavaṇasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]
2) Beauty, loveliness, charm; तथापि तस्या लावण्यं रेखया किंचिदन्वितम् (tathāpi tasyā lāvaṇyaṃ rekhayā kiṃcidanvitam) Ś. 6.13;7.18; (lāvaṇya is thus defined in Śabdak.:-muktāphaleṣu chāyāyāstaralatvamivāntarā | pratibhāti yadaṅgeṣu tallāvaṇyamihocyate ||). Shri Kshitishachandra points out in his Mañjūṣā that the word does not seem to have any connection with लवण (lavaṇa) (salt). The word रामण्यक (rāmaṇyaka) (= beauty) occurs in the Rāmāyaṇa (vanarāmaṇyakaṃ yatra jalarāmaṇyakaṃ tathā Araṇyakāṇḍa 25.5). 'रलयोरभेद इति न्यायेन सन्निहितयोरनुनासिकयो रेकस्य विषमीकरणप्रक्रियया चाननुनासिकीकरणेन लावण्यमिति निष्पन्न- मिति प्रतिभाति (ralayorabheda iti nyāyena sannihitayoranunāsikayo rekasya viṣamīkaraṇaprakriyayā cānanunāsikīkaraṇena lāvaṇyamiti niṣpanna- miti pratibhāti)' ()|' Amaruśataka gives a verse containing a pun on the word लावण्य (lāvaṇya) (saltness, loveliness):-पीता यतः- प्रभृति कामपिपासितेन तस्या मयाधररसः प्रचुरः प्रियायाः । तृष्णा तदा प्रभृति मे द्विगुणत्वमेति लावण्यमस्ति बहु तत्र किमत्र चित्रम् (pītā yataḥ- prabhṛti kāmapipāsitena tasyā mayādhararasaḥ pracuraḥ priyāyāḥ | tṛṣṇā tadā prabhṛti me dviguṇatvameti lāvaṇyamasti bahu tatra kimatra citram) ||
Derivable forms: lāvaṇyam (लावण्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇyaṃ) 1. Saltness, the taste or property of salt. 2. Beauty, loveliness. E. lavaṇa salt, and ṣyañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lāvaṇya (लावण्य).—i. e. lavaṇa + ya, n. 1. Saltness. 2. Loveliness, charm, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 136, M.M.; beauty, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 19, 3.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lāvaṇya (लावण्य).—[neuter] saltness; charm, beauty.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Lavanya (लवन्य):—[from lava] m. Name of a [particular] tribe of men, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
2) Lāvaṇya (लावण्य):—[from lāvaṇa] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) saltness, the taste cr property of salt, [Amaru-śataka]
3) [v.s. ...] beauty, loveliness, charm, [Inscriptions; Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lāvaṇya (लावण्य):—(ṇyaṃ) 1. n. Saltness; loveliness.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Lāvaṇya (लावण्य) [Also spelled lavany]:—(nm) charm, beauty, loveliness, comeliness.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the fact of containing or seasoned with common salt (sodium carbonate).
2) [noun] beauty; attractiveness.
3) [noun] amorous toying; flirtation; dalliance.
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.2.303 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Lord’s Travel Through Bhuvaneśvara and Other Placesto Jagannātha Purī]
Verse 1.7.66 < [Chapter 7 - Śrī Viśvarūpa Takes Sannyāsa]
Verse 1.8.82 < [Chapter 8 - The Disappearance of Jagannātha Miśra]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.31 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 3.2.98 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Incarnation as Candraprabha (introduction) < [Chapter VI - Candraprabhacaritra]