Madhuvana, Madhu-vana: 11 definitions

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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Madhuvana (मधुवन) refers to:—One of the twelve principal forests of Vṛndāvana, situated on the western side of the river Yamunā, where Śrī Kṛṣṇa performed pastimes; where the demon Madhu was killed. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Madhuvana (मधुवन).—A forest-garden owned by the great monkey-King Sugrīva. After finding out the whereabouts of Sītā, Hanūmān and Aṅgada accompanied by other monkeys entered this garden and drank honey to their heart’s content. (Chapter 282. Vana Parva and Sundara Kāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Madhuvana (मधुवन).—The region of Asura Madhu and his son Lavaṇa;1 sacred to Hari on the bank of the Yamunā; here Ambarīṣa offered prayers to Hari by abhiṣeka according to mahābhiṣeka vidhi Here Śatrughna killed Lavaṇa and founded the city of Madhurā.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 186; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 185.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 4. 30-31; 11. 14; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 12. 2-4.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Madhuvana (मधुवन)—One of the seven forests on the western bank of the Yamunā.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madhuvana (मधुवन).—the forest of the demon Madhu.

Derivable forms: madhuvanam (मधुवनम्).

Madhuvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhu and vana (वन). See also (synonyms): madhukānana.

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Madhuvana (मधुवन).—

1) Name of the forest inhabited by the demon Madhu where Śatrughna founded Mathurā.

2) Name of the forest of Sugrīva.

-naḥ the cuckoo.

Derivable forms: madhuvanam (मधुवनम्).

Madhuvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhu and vana (वन).

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

Madhuvana (मधुवन).—m.

(-naḥ) The Kokila or Indian cuckoo. n.

(-naṃ) Name of the forest inhabited by the demon Madhu in Muttra. E. madhu sweet, and vana who speaks or cries.

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

Madhuvana (मधुवन).—[neuter] the Honey-Wood (myth.).

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

1) Madhuvana (मधुवन):—[=madhu-vana] [from madhu] m. the Indian cuckoo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of the forest of the ape Su-grīva (which abounded in honey), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of the forest of the Asura Madhu on the Yamunā (where Śatru-ghna, after slaying Lavaṇa, son of Madhu, founded the city of Mathurā or Madhurā)

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

Madhuvana (मधुवन):—[madhu-vana] (naḥ) 1. m. Indian cuckoo.

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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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