Madhuvana, aka: Madhu-vana; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Madhuvana (मधुवन)—One of the seven forests on the western bank of the Yamunā.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
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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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.4.90-91 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
Verse 2.2.3 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 8 - Dhruva Maharaja Leaves Home for the Forest < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Chapter 11 - Lord Ramacandra Rules the World < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 9 - Dhruva Maharaja Returns Home < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 69 - The Story of Kṛṣṇa Begins < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section On The Nether World)]
Chapter 36 - Lomaśa Narrates the Deeds of Rāma to Āraṇyaka < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section On The Nether World)]
Chapter 31 - Vikuṇḍala’s Dialogue with the Devadūta < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)