Svarnavarna, Svarṇavarṇā, Svarna-varna, Svarṇavarṇa: 8 definitions


Svarnavarna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Svarnavarna in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Svarṇavarṇa (स्वर्णवर्ण) refers to a “golden hue”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When Kāma (God of Love) reached the vicinity of Śiva, Spring spread all his splendour in accord with the inclination of the lord. [...] With their flowers golden in hue (svarṇavarṇa), the Nāgakesara [Nāgakeśara] trees shone beautifully like the banners of Kāma”.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Svarnavarna in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Svarṇāvarṇa (स्वर्णावर्ण) refers to “golden-coloured”, according to sections on the treatment of Horses (Gajāyurveda or Aśvāyurveda) in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—The horse, which pakva-jaṃbunibha (complexion of ripe jamun fruit), svarṇāvarṇa (golden-coloured) and regularly fed on ṣaṣṭika-śāli grains and milk, will never come to a state of being condemned and liked by all.

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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Dvādaśa-mūrti in Tamil Tradition (iconography)

Svarṇavarṇa (स्वर्णवर्ण) refers to “one who is golden-hued”, according to the Śrītattvanidhi (verse 2.19-42) citing the Pāñcarātrāgama-Kriyapāda.—Keśava is Golden hued (svarṇa-varṇa), white garments, benign face, and ornaments in pearls. According to the Caturviṃśatimūrtilakṣaṇa, The Pāñcarātra tradition (describing Keśava) got a stronghold over the Vaiṣṇava tradition by about the fourth century CE, e.g. the Ahirbhūdhnya-saṃhitā and so its impact on the Tamil Paripāṭal and hymns of the Āḻvārs is quite natural.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Svarnavarna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svarṇavarṇā (स्वर्णवर्णा) or Svarṇavarṇa (स्वर्णवर्ण).—turmeric.

Derivable forms: , svarṇavarṇam (स्वर्णवर्णम्).

Svarṇavarṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svarṇa and varṇā (वर्णा).

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

Svarṇavarṇā (स्वर्णवर्णा).—f.

(-rṇā) Turmeric. E. svarṇa gold, varṇa colour.

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

Svarṇavarṇa (स्वर्णवर्ण):—[=svarṇa-varṇa] [from svarṇa] n. turmeric (also f(ā). ), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Svarṇavarṇā (स्वर्णवर्णा):—[svarṇa-varṇā] (rṇā) 1. f. Turmeric.

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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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