Varca, Vārca, Var-ca: 9 definitions


Varca 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Varcha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Varca (वर्च).—The Rākṣasa presiding over the month of Tapasya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 40.

1b) A son of Soma by Rohiṇī, a Vasava.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 23; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 23; 203. 6. Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 22; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 112.

1c) A god of the Rohita Gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 85.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Varca (वर्च) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Varca) 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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Varca (वर्च):—[varcaḥ] Stool

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vārca (वार्च).—

1) a goose, gander.

Derivable forms: vārcaḥ (वार्चः).

Vārca is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vār and ca (च).

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

Vārca (वार्च).—mfn.

(-rcaḥ-rcā-rcaṃ) Any aquatic animal. E. vāri carati cara-ḍa .

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

1) Varca (वर्च):—m. Name of an ancient sage, [Mahābhārata] (= suvarcaka, [Nīlakaṇṭha])

2) Vārca (वार्च):—m. (said to be [from] vār + cara [from] √car) a goose, [Vopadeva]

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

Varca (वर्च):—(ṅa) varcate 1. d. To shine. (ka) varcayati 10. a. To cut; to fill.

[Sanskrit to German]

Varca 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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Varca (वर्च):—n. 1. vigor; energy; power; 2. light; luster; brilliance; splendor; 3. form; figure; shape;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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