Vararoha, Varārohā, Varāroha, Vara-aroha: 11 definitions

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Vararoha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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)

[«previous next»] — Vararoha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Varārohā (वरारोहा).—The goddess enshrined at Someśvara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 43.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Varārohā (वरारोहा) and [?] refers to the pair of Goddess and God appearing in the eleventh Kalpa (aeon), according to the Kularatnoddyota.—Chapter nine of the Kularatnoddyota opens with the goddess asking how the Kula tradition (kulāmnāya) will be worshipped along with its mantras and Vidyās and who will bring it down (avatāraka) into the world in the various cosmic aeons (kalpa). After explaining that it is brought down into the world by incarnations or aspects of both the god and the goddess (aṃśamātra), the god goes on to list the names of these aspects—a goddess and her consort [i.e., Varārohā—?]—in nineteen aeons (kalpa), many of which we recognize from the earlier version in the Tantrasadbhāva.—(cf. Jayadrathayāmala-tantra of the Kāpālikas).

According to the Tantrasadbhāva chapter 10.—“She is called Umā and is endowed with every (form of) worldly benefit. (All) worship that goddess. She is like a mother who is always giving birth. O fair-faced one, having brought her down along with me into the midst of fettered souls (aṇu), O eternal one, she appeared in order to grace the worlds. In the fifth aeon (kalpa) (she was) Varārohā (Fair Lady), [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vararoha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

varārohā : (f.) handsome woman.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Varāroha refers to: (1) state elephant Vv 51 (=varo aggo seṭṭho āroho ti varāroho VvA. 35); (2) (f.) a noble lady J. VI, 562 (Maddī varārohā rājaputtī). (Page 602)

Note: varāroha is a Pali compound consisting of the words vara and āroha.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varāroha (वरारोह).—a. having fine hips. (-haḥ) 1 an excellent rider.

2) a rider on an elephant or horse.

3) mounting, riding.

- an elegant or a beautiful woman; कामं कुरु वरा- रोहे देहि मे परिरम्भणम् (kāmaṃ kuru varā- rohe dehi me parirambhaṇam) Māl.6.11.

Varāroha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and āroha (आरोह).

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

Varāroha (वरारोह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. An elephant driver. 2. Mounting, riding. 3. A rider on an elephant or horse. f.

(-hā) 1. A handsome or elegant woman. 2. The hip or flank. E. vara excellent, āroha mounting, &c.

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

Varāroha (वरारोह).—I. m. 1. a rider on an elephant or horse. 2. an elephantdriver. Ii. f. , 1. an elegant woman. 2. the hip or flank.

Varāroha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and āroha (आरोह).

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

Varāroha (वरारोह).—[feminine] ā having fair hips or buttocks.

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

1) Varāroha (वरारोह):—[from vara] m. an excellent rider, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a rider on an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a rider in general, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] mounting, riding, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. having fine hips, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Varārohā (वरारोहा):—[from varāroha > vara] f. a handsome or elegant woman, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

8) [v.s. ...] the hip or flank, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of Dākṣāyaṇī in Someśvara, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Varāroha (वरारोह):—[varā+roha] (haḥ) 1. m. An elephant-driver; riding; a rider. f. Handsome woman; the hip.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Varāroha (वरारोह):—1. (4. vara + ā) m. ein vorzüglicher Reiter; = gajāroha Reiter auf einem Elephanten [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 341.] [VIŚVA im Śabdakalpadruma] = āroha Reiter [VIŚVA] ebend.

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Varāroha (वरारोह):—2. (wie eben)

1) adj. (f. ā) schöne Hüften habend, καλλίπυγος [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 1, 4.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 507,] [Scholiast] [Halāyudha 2, 334.] [Mahābhārata 1, 7721. 3, 1861. 2362. 16646.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 40, 13. 96, 9. 3, 38, 14. 5, 16, 11. 53, 27] (lies varārohe) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 15, 5. 26, 13. 30, 15. 6, 18, 2]; vgl. u. āroha 6). —

2) m. Beiname Viṣṇu’s [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 68.] wohl nur fehlerhaft für varāha . —

3) f. ā Name der Dākṣāyaṇī in Someśvara [Oxforder Handschriften 39,b,22.] —

4) f. ā Hüfte [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 341.]

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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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