Vanasa, aka: Vanasavhaya, Vanasāvhaya, Vanasha, Vanāśa, Vana-asha; 2 Definition(s)

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Vanasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Vanāśa can be transliterated into English as Vanasa or Vanasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A city, lying between Vedisa and Kosambi, on the road taken by Bavaris disciples (SN. vs. 1011).

The Commentary states (SNA.ii.583) that this was another name for Tumbavanagara (v.l. Pavana), and that it was also called Vanasavatthi.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanāśa (वनाश).—a. living on water; कुतः क्षीरं (kutaḥ kṣīraṃ) ... वनाशानां वनाश्रम- निवासिनाम् (vanāśānāṃ vanāśrama- nivāsinām) Mb.13.14.124. (-śaḥ) 1 dining in a wood, a picnic; क्वचिद्वनाशाय मनो दधद् व्रजात् प्रातः समुत्थाय वयस्य- वत्सपान् (kvacidvanāśāya mano dadhad vrajāt prātaḥ samutthāya vayasya- vatsapān) Bhāg.1.12.1.

2) a kind of small barley.

Vanāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and āśa (आश).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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