Varanavata, Vāraṇāvata: 8 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Varanavata in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vāraṇāvata (वारणावत).—The place where Duryodhana built the wax-house for the Pāṇḍavas. It is believed that the modern village Varṇava, 19 miles north east to Meerut in North India, is the place where this Purāṇic Vāraṇāvata stood. Information about Vāraṇāvata found in Mahābhārata, is given below;

(i) Once the ministers of Dhṛtarāṣṭra made a consultation about the festival in this city. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 192, Stanza 3).

(ii) Vāraṇāvata was one of the five villages requested for by the Pāṇḍavas, on their return after their life in the forest. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 31, Stanza 19).

(iii) Yuyutsu, the son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra, carried on a battle here for six months. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 19, Verse 58).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāraṇāvata (वारणावत).—The city of Hastināpura; Satyabhāmā goes there to complain to Kṛṣṇa often about the death of her father by Śatadhanvā;1 here Kṛṣṇa went to perform the last obsequies to the Pāṇḍavas who were reported to have been burnt down.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 61.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 63; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 13. 70.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vāraṇāvata (वारणावत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.31.19 ) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāraṇāvata) 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varanavata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāraṇāvata (वारणावत).—Name of a town.

Derivable forms: vāraṇāvataḥ (वारणावतः), vāraṇāvatam (वारणावतम्).

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

Vāraṇāvata (वारणावत).—i. e. vāraṇa + vant + a (m. or n.), A name of Hastināpura, [Hiḍimbavadha] 1, 30.

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

Vāraṇāvata (वारणावत).—[neuter] [Name] of a city.

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

Vāraṇāvata (वारणावत):—[from vāra] n. Name of a town (situated on the Ganges at a distance of 8 days' journey from Hastināpura), [Mahābhārata]

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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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