Varadana, Varadāna, Vara-dana: 9 definitions

Introduction

Varadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Varadāna (वरदान).—A holy place near Dvārakā. It was here that Durvāsas gave Bhagavān Śrī Kṛṣṇa boons (Vara). From that day this became a holy place. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 82, that those who take bath in this holy place would obtain the fruits of giving a thousand cows as alms.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Varadāna (वरदान) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Varadāna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

varadāna : (nt.) granting of a boon or privilege.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varadāna (वरदान).—n (S) The granting of a boon or blessing.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

varadāna (वरदान).—n The granting of a boon or blessing.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varadāna (वरदान).—the granting of a boon.

Derivable forms: varadānam (वरदानम्).

Varadāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and dāna (दान).

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

Varadāna (वरदान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Granting a boon. 2. A place of pilgrimage. E. vara blessing, dāna giving.

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Varādana (वरादन).—n.

(-naṃ) A sort of Mimusops, (M. Kauki, Rox.) E. vara best, adana eating.

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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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