Varangi, Varāṅgī, Varamgi: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Varāṅgī (वराङ्गी).—The wife of Vajrāṅga, an asura. (For more details see under Pārvatī, Para 2).

2) Varāṅgī (वराङ्गी).—Wife of Saṃyāti, a King of the Lunar dynasty. The father of this Varāṅgī was Dṛṣadvān. A son named Ahaṃyāti was born to Varāṅgī. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Stanza 14).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Varāṅgī (वराङ्गी) is the wife of Vajrāṅga and was created by Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, after Vajrāṅga spoke to Brahmā: “On hearing that, O sage, I said—‘Sāttvika feelings constitute the essence of real philosophy. I shall lovingly create an exquisite lady’. After offering her who was named Varāṅgī, to that son of Diti, I went to my abode in great delight. So also Kaśyapa, his father. Thereafter the demon eschewed his diabolical feelings and resorted to sublime thoughts. Since he was free from fiendish feelings he became happy. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Varāṅgī (वराङ्गी).—A wife of Divamjaya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 101.

1b) A mind-born daughter of Brahmā given to Vajrāṅga, son of Diti and Kaśyapa; she performed penance with her husband when Indra disturbed her by assuming different fearful disguises. She represented this to her husband at the end of his penance, and was blessed with a son, Tāraka. When he vanquished Indra, she became pleased.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 146. 58; Ch. 147 (whole).
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Varāṅgī (वराङ्गी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.14). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Varāṅgī) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Varāṅgī (वराङ्गी):—[from varāṅga > vara] f. turmeric, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dṛṣadvat, [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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varāṃgi (ವರಾಂಗಿ):—

1) [noun] a beautiful woman.

2) [noun] the powder of its rhizome used in medicine and also for seasoning the food; turmeric powder.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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