Varavarnini, Varavarṇinī, Vara-varnini: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Varavarnini in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Varavarṇinī (वरवर्णिनी) refers to the “most beautiful lady” and is used to describe Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.16 (“Brahmā consoles the gods”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to the Gods: “[...] That daughter [i.e., Pārvatī] of the lord of the mountains is now in her prime of youth. She is serving Śiva in his penance on the Himalayas. As a result of the tenacious pleadings of her father, she is serving Him in meditation. She is the most beautiful lady [i.e., varavarṇinī] in the three worlds. She stands in front of Him and worships Him. Still lord Śiva who is engrossed in His meditation is not distracted by her presence. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Varavarṇinī (वरवर्णिनी).—(River) one of the seven rivers in Śivapuram.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 243.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Varavarnini in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Varavarṇinī (वरवर्णिनी).—Name of a commentary on the Paribhsendusekhara written by Guruprasada Sastri, a reputed grammarian of the present century.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Varavarṇinī (वरवर्णिनी).—

1) an excellent or fair-complexioned woman; मया हीयं वृता पूर्वं भार्यार्थे वरवर्णिनी (mayā hīyaṃ vṛtā pūrvaṃ bhāryārthe varavarṇinī) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.5.23.

2) a woman in general.

3) turmeric.

4) lac.

5) Name of Lakṣmī.

6) of Durgā.

7) of Sarasvatī.

8) the creeper called Priyaṅgu.

9) a yellow pigment.

Varavarṇinī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and varṇinī (वर्णिनी).

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

Varavarṇinī (वरवर्णिनी).—f. (-nī) 1. An excellent woman. 2. A virtuous woman. 3. A woman in general. 4. Turmeric. 5. Lac. 6. A brownish yellow pigment; also rocanā and gorocanā. 7. A plant, commonly Priyangu. 8. A name of Gauri. 9. Saraswati. 10. Lakshmi. E. vara best, varṇa class or colour, aff. ini and ṅīṣ .

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

1) Varavarṇiṇī (वरवर्णिणी):—[=vara-varṇiṇī] [from vara-varṇin > vara] f. a woman with a beautiful compl°. an excellent or handsome woman, any woman, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of Lakṣmī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] of Sarasvatī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] turmeric, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

6) [v.s. ...] lac, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] = go-rocanā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a kind of plant (= priyaṅgu, phalinī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Varavarṇinī (वरवर्णिनी):—[vara-varṇinī] (nī) 3. f. An excellent woman; a woman; turmeric; lac; a plant; Lakshmī.

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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

[«previous next»] — Varavarnini in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varavarṇini (ವರವರ್ಣಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a beautiful woman.

2) [noun] an excellent, meritorious woman.

3) [noun] Lakṣmi.

4) [noun] Durge.

5) [noun] Sarasvati.

6) [noun] (in gen.) a woman.

7) [noun] the creeper Tinosporia cordifolia ( = Menispermum cordifolium, = Cocculus cordifolius) of Menispermaceae family.

8) [noun] the plant Helleborus niger of Ronunculaceae family; black hellebore.

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

10) [noun] the refined resinous substance deposited on the twigs of various trees by the female of the lac insect, used by women for drawing ornamental lines on their body; lack; shellack.

11) [noun] a bright yellow pigment prepared from the urine or bile of a cow or that is vomited by a cow in the form of scybala.

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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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