Plavana, Plāvana, Plavaga: 16 definitions


Plavana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology. 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 Plavan.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Plāvana (प्लावन) (Cf. Saṃplāvana) means “to flood something”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Once the Self, both manifest and unmanifest, has been aroused by that, this Śāmbhava (state) of subtle being is confined by it. [...] In order to flood it (completely) [i.e., saṃplāvana], the three have been intensified with 4) Emission. The Sun has risen there. He is the lord of the letters. The Lord of the Universe is in the form of a (dimensionless) Point beyond action, time, and the qualities (of Nature). He, radiant with energy, shines intensely and emanates the letters. This fourfold energy (catuṣkala) of the quaternary beginning with the Transmental has arisen (thus). It is disturbed by (this) Krama Yoga and is the pure Śāmbhava body which has sixteen divisions (formed) by (each) group of four individually”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Plavana (प्लवन) refers to “floating” (after being immersed in water), as taught in the Damśarūpa (“aspects of snake-bites”) section of the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—Explaining in a scientific manner, the sage Kāśyapa in his Kāśyapasaṃhitā proceeds to demonstrate the correct methods of ascertaining death. If a snake-bite victim does not have horripilation when sprinkled with water, there are no marks on his person when beaten with a cane, when there is no bleeding despite inflicting a cut in the body and the body does not float (plavana) when immersed in water, one can discern that it is a case of death.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Plavana (प्लवन) refers to the “swaying”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Now there lived a Brahmin called Viṣṇudatta in Navanagara. [...] He enchanted an iron stake and placed it on the head of that Nāga. The head of the Nāga burst and it felt great pain. The Nāga became extremely angry with great fury. Then in a moment, an instant, a short time, the Nāga’s body was overcome with great pain by the intensity of swaying (plavana-vega). Then because of this rays came forth from its body and the fields of the Brahmin were burnt. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Plavaga in India is the name of a plant defined with Albizia lebbeck in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Inga borbonica Hassk. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Species Plantarum.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

plavana : (nt.) jumping; floating.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Plavana (प्लवन).—[plu-lyuṭ] a. Inclined, stooping down; प्रागुदक्प्लवनां भूमिं कारयेत् यत्नतो नरः (prāgudakplavanāṃ bhūmiṃ kārayet yatnato naraḥ) Matsya. P.

-nam 1 Swimming.

2) Bathing, plunging into; आनन्दमन्दममृतप्लवना- दिवाभूत् (ānandamandamamṛtaplavanā- divābhūt) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.19.

3) Flying.

4) Jumping, leaping.

5) A great flood, deluge.

6) A declivity.

7) One of a horse's paces (capering).

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Plāvana (प्लावन).—[plu ṇic lyuṭ]

1) Bathing, ablution.

2) Overflowing, flooding, inundating.

3) A flood, deluge.

4) Prolation (of a vowel).

Derivable forms: plāvanam (प्लावनम्).

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

Plavana (प्लवन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Jumping, leaping. 2. A deluge, an inundation. 3. Swimming, plunging into. E. plu to go, lyuṭ aff.

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

Plavana (प्लवन).—i. e. plu + ana, n. 1. Jumping. 2. Swimming. 3. Inclining, Mahābhārata 12, 1454.

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

Plavana (प्लवन).—[adjective] sloping towards (—°); [neuter] swimming, bathing in (—°), flying, jumping over (—°).

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Plāvana (प्लावन).—[neuter] bathing, ablution.

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

1) Plavana (प्लवन):—[from plu] mf(ā)n. inclined, stooping down towards (cf. prāg-udak-pl)

2) [v.s. ...] m. a monkey, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. swimming, plunging into or bathing in ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Gīta-govinda; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] flying, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] leaping, jumping over ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] capering (one of a horse’s paces), [Sāṃkhyakārikā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

7) [v.s. ...] a kind of water Cyperus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Plāvana (प्लावन):—[from plu] n. ([from] [Causal]) bathing, immersion, ablution, [Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] filling a vessel to overflowing (for the purification of fluids), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] inundation, flood, deluge (cf. jala-pl)

11) [v.s. ...] prolation (of a vowel), [Āpastamba]

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

Plavana (प्लवन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Jumping; swimming; a deluge, inundation.

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

Plavaṇa (प्लवण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Palavaṇa, Pavaṇa, Pavvālaṇa, Pāvaṇa.

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Plavana 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Plavana (प्लवन) [Also spelled plavan]:—(nm) floating; swimming; ~[śīla] floating; hence ~[śīlatā] (nf).

2) Plāvana (प्लावन) [Also spelled plavan]:—(nm) inundation, flood; deluge; plunging.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Plavaga (ಪ್ಲವಗ):—

1) [noun] = ಪ್ಲವಂಗ [plavamga]–1 & 2.

2) [noun] a variety of water-fowl.

3) [noun] (myth.) Aruaṇa, the charioteer of the Sun.

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Plavana (ಪ್ಲವನ):—

1) [noun] the act of swimming in or floating on water.

2) [noun] a bathing.

3) [noun] a moving by leaping or springing on both feet at once; hopping.

4) [noun] a great flowing or overflowing of water, esp. over land not usu. submerged; flood.

5) [noun] a stretch of land that inclined downward; a slope.

6) [noun] a particular gain of a horse.

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Plāvana (ಪ್ಲಾವನ):—

1) [noun] ಪ್ಲವನ - [plavana -] 2 & 4.

2) [noun] (masc.) one who swims or floats.

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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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