Varangana, aka: Varaṅganā, Varāṅganā, Vara-angana; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—A daughter of Ugrasena.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 133.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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varaṅganā : (f.) a noble lady.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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

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vārāṅganā (वारांगना).—f (S) A concubine of a series &c. See vārayuvatī.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vārāṅganā (वारांगना).—f A concubine, a courtezan

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

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Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—a lovely woman; वराङ्गनासेवनमल्पभोजनम् (varāṅganāsevanamalpabhojanam) Lakṣmīcharitra.

Varāṅganā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and aṅganā (अङ्गना).

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Vārāṅganā (वाराङ्गना).—f., [yoṣit] f.,

Vārāṅganā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāra and aṅganā (अङ्गना). See also (synonyms): vāranārī, vārayuvati.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varāṅganā (वराङ्गना).—f.

(-nā) A lovely woman. E. vara best, aṅganā a woman.

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Vārāṅganā (वाराङ्गना).—f.

(-nā) A harlot. E. vāra and aṅganā a woman.

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