Vanamala, aka: Vanamāla, Vanamālā, Vana-mala; 8 Definition(s)

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Vanamala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

Vanamala in Purana glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

Vanamāla (वनमाल):—The consequences of using various flowers in worship, (eg. vanamāla flowers) leads to the extinction of tiredness, according to the Bhaviṣya-purāṇa (brahmaparva, 197:1-11)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhavishya-purana

Vanamālā (वनमाला) is the name of a river mentioned in a list of rivers, flowing from the five great mountains (Śailavarṇa, Mālākhya, Korajaska, Triparṇa and Nīla), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 82. Those who drink the waters of these rivers live for ten thousand years and become devotees of Rudra and Umā.

One of the five mountains situated near Bhadrāśva, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 82. The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, instructions for religious ceremonies and a whole range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The original text is said to have been composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Vanamālā (वनमाला).—A river of the Bhadrā country.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 43. 27.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Vanamāla (वनमाल, “garland”):—One of the nine symbols representing the cosmic principles of the universe, according to the Pāñcarātra literature. These nine weapons and ornaments symbolize the principles which they represent as the presiding deity. The Garland (vanamāla) represent the elements.

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vanamālā (वनमाला).—f (S) The chaplet worn by kṛṣṇa. 2 A garland or wreath of wild flowers. 3 A series of woods.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vanamālā (वनमाला).—f A garland of wild flowers.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vanamālā (वनमाला).—a garland of wood-flowers, such as was usually worn by Kṛṣṇa; ग्रथितमौलिरसौ वनमालया (grathitamaulirasau vanamālayā) R.9.51; it is thus described :आजानुलम्बिनी माला सर्वर्तुकुसुमोज्ज्वला । मध्ये स्थूल- कदम्बाढ्या वनमालेति कीर्तिता ॥ °धरः (ājānulambinī mālā sarvartukusumojjvalā | madhye sthūla- kadambāḍhyā vanamāleti kīrtitā || °dharaḥ) an epithet of Kṛṣṇa.

Vanamālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and mālā (माला).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanamālā (वनमाला).—f.

(-lā) The chaplet or garland worn by Krishna. E. vana a wood, and mālā necklace.

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Vanāmala (वनामल).—m.

(-laḥ) A fruit, (Carissa carondas.) E. vana wood, and āmala for āmalaka myrobalan.

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