Varayoshit, Vārayoṣit, Vara-yoshit: 5 definitions


Varayoshit means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Vārayoṣit can be transliterated into English as Varayosit or Varayoshit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Varayoshit in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vārayoṣit (वारयोषित्) refers to “(dancing) girls”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] The lord of mountains rejoiced on seeing the child shining in dark splendour like that of the blue lotus. All the citizens there, both men and women, rejoiced much. There were great festivities. Different sorts of musical instruments were played. Auspicious songs were sung. The dancing girls [i.e., vārayoṣit] exhibited their saltatorial skill. The lord of mountains performed post-natal sacred rites and made charitable gifts to the Brahmins. [...]”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of varayoshit or varayosit in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varayoshit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vārayoṣit (वारयोषित्).—f. a harlot, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 259 (

Vārayoṣit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāra and yoṣit (योषित्).

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

Varayoṣit (वरयोषित्).—[feminine] a most excellent woman.

--- OR ---

Vārayoṣit (वारयोषित्).—[feminine] = vāranārī.

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

1) Varayoṣit (वरयोषित्):—[=vara-yoṣit] [from vara] f. a beautiful woman, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) Vārayoṣit (वारयोषित्):—[=vāra-yoṣit] [from vāra] f. = -kanyakā, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] ṣin-mukhyā = vāra-mukhyā, [Daśakumāra-carita]

[Sanskrit to German]

Varayoshit in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of varayoshit or varayosit in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: