Varali, Varalī, Varāli, Vara-ali: 9 definitions

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Introduction:

Varali means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Varālī (वराली) refers to one of the fur attendant goddesses of Aṣṭabhujamārīcī (or Mārīcīpicuvā) or the eight-armed variety of Mārīcī, who represents one of the various emanations of Vairocana, as mentioned in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).—[...] Accordingly, Aṣṭabhuja-Mārīcī is surrounded by the four attendant goddesses, Varttālī, Vadālī, Varālī and Varāhamukhī. [...] Varālī is identical with Vadālī, except that she holds the vajra and the needle in the two right hands and the noose and the Aśoka in the left.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Varalī (वरली) is the name of a village mentioned as lying on the southern border of the Uppalapallikā hamlet, according to the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Uppalapallikā, a hamlet of Vīrāra, seems to have merged itself in Vīrāra.

These copper plates (mentioning Varalī) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varāḷī (वराळी).—f The name of a drug.

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vāraḷī (वारळी).—m A jungle tribe, or an individual of it, in Northern Konkan̤. See an interesting account of this people in Dr. Wilson's Evangelization of India. pp. 268-284.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varāli (वरालि).—the moon.

Derivable forms: varāliḥ (वरालिः).

Varāli is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and āli (आलि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Varālī (वराली).—name of a yoginī: Sādhanamālā 277.2 (prose) etc.; compare prec.

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

Varāli (वरालि).—m.

(-liḥ) 1. The moon. 2. A division of music.

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

1) Varāli (वरालि):—[from vara] m. the moon, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] Rāga, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. varāḍī).

3) Varalī (वरली):—[from varala > vara] f. = varaṭā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Varāli (वरालि):—[varā+li] (liḥ) 2. m. The moon; a division of music.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Varāli (वरालि):—m.

1) der Mond.

2) a division of music (vgl. varāḍī) [WILSON] nach [ŚABDĀRTHAK.]

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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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