Varakalyana, Varakalyāṇa: 2 definitions
Varakalyana 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A primeval king, son of Kalyana. His son was Uposatha. Dpv.iii.4; Mhv.ii.2; J.ii.311; iii.454; but, according to DA.i.258 and SNA.i.342, Varakalyanas son was Mandhata.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Varakalyāṇa (वरकल्याण).—(= Pali id.), n. of a king, son of Ka- lyāṇa, q.v., and father of Upoṣadha, q.v. In Mv i.348.8 text is corrupt; the form Rava (v.l. Rāva) probably represents Vara(-kalyāṇa), but in one ms. seems also confused with Roca, q.v., who should have been named earlier in the list.
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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Ends with: Pravarakalyana.
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