Umavana, Umāvana, Uma-vana: 8 definitions


Umavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Umāvana (उमावन).—In Kailāsa where Śaṅkara assumed ardhanārīśvara for.1 Once Umā requested her lord that whoever might enter her hermitage should be converted to womanhood and that Śiva himself must become a woman in form; hence all the creatures in the great forest became women. Once Sudyumna came on a hunting tour to the place and became a woman.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 36.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 85. 25-8.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)

Umāvana (उमावन) is a synonym of Koṭivarṣa according to Hemacandra (Abhidānacintāmaṇi 390) while Puruṣottama (Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 32) mentions Uṣāvana. Koṭivarṣa is a viṣaya mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions that seems to have comprised the southern part of the Dinajpur district.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Umāvana (उमावन).—Name of the town Vanapura or Devikoṭa (śoṇitapura).

Derivable forms: umāvanam (उमावनम्).

Umāvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms umā and vana (वन).

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

Umāvana (उमावन).—n.

(-naṃ) A name of Vanapura or Devi Kota, (Devi Cote.) E. umā and vana a grove; the residence of Uma.

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

Umāvana (उमावन):—[=umā-vana] [from umā] n. Name of the town Vana-pura or Devi-koṭa (Devi Cote), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Umāvana (उमावन):—[umā-vana] (naṃ) n. Name of Vanapura.

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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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