Vanaraja, Vanarāja, Vana-raja: 8 definitions

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Vanaraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Vanarāja (वनराज) (lit. “one who is a forest king ”) is a synonym (another name) for the Lion (Siṃha), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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India history and geography

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Vanarāja (वनराज) (or Vāṇarāya) (ca. 802-862) refers to one of the seven kings of the Cāpotkaṭa dynasty of Gujarat, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Jinaprabha lists the seven kings of the Cāpotkaṭa dynasty, of which Aṇahilapura (Pātan) was the capital: Vāṇarāya, Jogarāya, Khemarāya, Bhūaḍa, Vayarasīha, Rayaṇāicca, Sāmaṃtasīha.

Cf. “Navsāri grant of Pulakeśī Janāśrāya” (Vocr p. 230, cited by Sankalia 1941 p. 36); Ratnamālā; Prabandhacintāmaṇi (14.26-15.4); Kumārapālacarita; Sukṛtasaṃkīrtana (quoted Burgess 1903 p. 7); JBBRAS IX p. 155.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Vanaraja in India is the name of a plant defined with Bauhinia purpurea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bauhinia coromandeliana DC. (among others).

2) Vanaraja is also identified with Bauhinia racemosa It has the synonym Piliostigma racemosum (Lam.) Benth. (etc.).

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

· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Plantae Junghuhnianae (1852)
· Archives of Pharmacal Research
· Flora (1842)
· Iranian Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2004)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1785)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanarāja (वनराज).—the lion.

Derivable forms: vanarājaḥ (वनराजः).

Vanarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and rāja (राज).

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

Vanarāja (वनराज).—m.

(-jaḥ) A lion. E. vana a wood, and rājan a sovereign.

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

1) Vanarāja (वनराज):—[=vana-rāja] [from vana > van] m. ‘forest-king’, a lion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Verbesina Scandens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vanarāja (वनराज):—[vana-rāja] (jaḥ) 1. m. A lion.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vanaraja 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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