Vanasthali, Vanasthalī, Vana-sthali: 5 definitions


Vanasthali means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vanasthalī (वनस्थली).—A forest region, description of; trees with flowers like kiṃśuka, karṇikāra, mañjau, and with birds like the cuckoo, crow, kapiñjala, kalaviṅga, parrot, swans, cakravāka, etc., and with animals like the cub of a lion, a pair of tigers, elephants, monkeys, cats, hares, snakes, boar, buffaloes, deer of different kinds, goats; all male and female enjoying sexual bliss.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 209. 3.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Vanasthali in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanasthalī (वनस्थली).—a wood, forest ground; नखक्षतानीव वनस्थलीनाम् (nakhakṣatānīva vanasthalīnām) Ku.3.29.

Vanasthalī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and sthalī (स्थली).

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

Vanasthalī (वनस्थली).—f. (-lī) Forest-ground.

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

Vanasthalī (वनस्थली).—[feminine] region or neighbourhood of a forest.

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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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