Varanaka, Varāṇaka, Varaṇaka, Vāraṇaka: 4 definitions



Varanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vāraṇaka (वारणक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.17, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāraṇaka) 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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Ancienties And Towns Of Rajasthan

Varāṇaka (वराणक).—In the tenth century A.D., Sāñchor formed the headquarters of the Province of Gurjaradeśa, when Mahārājadhirāja Mūlarāja I, the founder of the Aṇahilvad branch of the Chālukyas, was ruling. He granted a village named Varāṇaka in the Satyapura (Sāñchor) maṇḍala (province) to Dīrghāchārya on the occasion of lunar eclipse in 995 A.D.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varaṇaka (वरणक).—a. Obstructing; गुरु वरणकमेव तमः (guru varaṇakameva tamaḥ) Sāṃkhya K.13.

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

Varaṇaka (वरणक):—[from vara] mfn. covering, covering over, concealing, [Sāṃkhyakārikā]

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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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