Varavarana, Varavāranā: 5 definitions


Varavarana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Varavarana in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A class of long lived deities. Hearing that the Buddha was to be born, they started to make garlands to put on him on the day of his birth, but even on the day of his death these garlands were not finished, because, according to their computation, the time had passed so quickly. When they heard that the Buddha was about to die, they brought the unfinished garlands, but could not get anywhere within the Cakkavala. They therefore remained in the sky, singing the praises of the Buddha. DA.ii.576f.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varavarana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Varavāraṇa (वरवारण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) A fine elephant. E. vara, and vāraṇa an elephant.

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

1) Varavaraṇa (वरवरण):—[=vara-varaṇa] [from vara] n. the act of choosing or requesting, [???]

2) [v.s. ...] the choosing a bridegroom, [Viddhaśālabhañjikā]

3) Varavāraṇa (वरवारण):—[=vara-vāraṇa] [from vara] m. a fine elephant, [Mahābhārata]

4) Vāravāraṇa (वारवारण):—[=vāra-vāraṇa] [from vāra] [wrong reading] for -bāṇa.

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

Varavāraṇa (वरवारण):—[vara-vāraṇa] (ṇaḥ) 1. m. A fine elephant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Varavarana in German

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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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