Vamanan, Vāmaṉaṉ: 2 definitions


Vamanan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Dvādaśa-mūrti in Tamil Tradition (iconography)

Vāmaṉaṉ (வாமனன்) (Tamil) (in Sanskrit: Vāmana) refers to one of the Twelve Sacred Names of Viṣṇu (Dvādaśamūrti), according to the chapter 2.7 of the Tiruvāymoḻi.—Vāmaṉaṉ and Cirītaraṉ are the lords. Vāmana is of the colour of emerald (green gem), marakata vaṇṇaṉ. He is the father of Kāma/Kamaṉ. Other epithets that come under Caturviṃśati are notified in the ‘Nālāyiram’ sporadically.

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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

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vamanan in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vāmaṉaṉ (வாமனன்) noun < Vāmana. Viṣṇu in His dwarf-incarnation, one of tacāvatāram, q.v.; தசாவதாரத்துள் குறள்வடிவாய் அவதரித்த திரு மால். (பிங்கலகண்டு) வாமனன் மண்ணிது வென்னும் [thasavatharathul kuralvadivay avatharitha thiru mal. (pingalagandu) vamanan mannithu vennum] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 4, 4, 1).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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