Vardhana: 17 definitions


Vardhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Vardhan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vardhana (वर्धन).—One of the sons born to Śrī Kṛṣṇa of his wife Mitravindā. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 10).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vardhana (वर्धन) [=Varddhana?] refers to “(that which is) increased”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] Sometimes accompanied by her maids, she sang exquisite songs of good note that increased love [i.e., smara-vardhana] in the hermitage of Śiva. Sometimes she brought Kuśa grass, flowers and sacrificial twigs. Sometimes, assisted by her maids, she scrubbed and cleaned the place. Sometimes she stayed in the house of the moon-crescent lord, pure and holy. Sometimes she used to gaze at the lord lovingly and with surprise. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vardhana (वर्धन).—A son of Kṛṣṇa and Mitravindā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 16.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vardhana (वर्धन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.34) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vardhana) 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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Vardhana (वर्धन) refers to “that which increases” (e.g., ‘sons, power and strength’), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the consequences of a doorway]—“[...] The second set of doorways has been declared, on the south side. On the west side, the third doorway (i.e., at Sugrīva) brings an increase in wealth. The fourth, called Puṣpadanta, increases (vardhana) sons, power and strength. The fifth doorway, Vāruṇa, brings increased wealth for men. [...]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vardhana (वर्धन).—n S Growing, advancing, thriving, increasing; becoming greater, larger, or more. 2 In medicine. Augmenting the animal heat. See saptōpa- cāra. 3 In comp. That increases or augments. Ex. viṣayavardhana, vīryavardhana, balavardhana.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vardhana (वर्धन).—n vardhamāna p Growing, advancing, thriving.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vardhana (वर्धन).—a. [vṛdh-ṇic lyu lyuṭ vā]

1) Increasing, growing.

2) Causing to increase, enlarging, magnifying.

-naḥ A bestower of prosperity.

2) A tooth growing over another tooth.

3) Name of Śiva.

-nī 1 A broom.

2) A bier.

3) A water-jar of a particular shape.

-nam 1 Growing, thriving.

2) Growth, increase, prosperity, magnifying, enlargement.

4) Elevation.

5) Exhilaration (of spirits), animation.

6) Educating, rearing.

7) Cutting, dividing; as in नाभिवर्धनम् (nābhivardhanam); प्राङ्नाभिवर्धनात् पुंसो जातकर्म विधीयते (prāṅnābhivardhanāt puṃso jātakarma vidhīyate) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.18.34; annihilation; ततो राजन् महानासीत् संग्रामो भूरिवर्धनः (tato rājan mahānāsīt saṃgrāmo bhūrivardhanaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.153.44.

8) A means of strengthening. restorative.

9) Filling.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vardhana (वर्धन).—name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 35.

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

Vardhana (वर्धन) or Varddhana.—mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) Growing, thriving. n.

(-naṃ) 1. Increasing, growing, thriving. 2. Augmenting, causing to increase. 3. Cutting, dividing. 4. Animation. 5. Educating, rearing. 6. Elevation. f. (-nī) 1. A small water-jar. 2. A brush, a broom. m.

(-naḥ) 1. A granter of prosperity. 2. A tooth growing over another. 3. An epithet of Siva. E. vṛdh to increase, or vardh to cut, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Vardhana (वर्धन).—i. e. A. vṛdh + ana, I. adj. 1. Growing, increasing. 2. Causing to increase, [Nala] 3, 20. Ii. n. 1. Growing, increasing. 2. Causing to increase, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 182, 19; [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 58. 3. Making powerful, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 3. 4. Elevation, ii. [distich] 132. B. n. Cutting. C. f. . 1. A small waterjar. 2. A brush.

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

Vardhana (वर्धन).—1. [feminine] increasing, growing, thriving; strengthening, furthering, promoting, animating, exhilarating, delighting (mostly —°).

— [masculine] increaser, a man’s name. [neuter] increase, growth, prosperity; rearing, educating, strengthening, enlargement, refreshment.

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Vardhana (वर्धन).—2. [neuter] the cutting (cf. nābhi).

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

1) Vardhana (वर्धन):—[from vardh] 1. vardhana n. the act of cutting or cutting off (See nābhi-v)

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. ifc. after a proper Name [probably] = ‘town’ (cf. puṇḍra-v, and Old Persian vardana).

3) [from vardha] 2. vardhana mf(ī)n. increasing, growing, thriving, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] (often ifc.) causing to increase, strengthening, granting prosperity, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

5) [v.s. ...] (mostly ifc.) animating, gladdening, exhilarating, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] m. a granter of increase, bestower of prosperity, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] a tooth growing over another tooth, [Suśruta]

8) [v.s. ...] (in music) a kind of measure, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

10) [v.s. ...] of one of Skanda’s attendants, [ib.]

11) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa and Mitra-vindā, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

12) [from vṛdh] a etc. See p. 926, col. 1.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vardhana (वर्धन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vaḍḍhaṇa, Vaddhaṇa, Vaddhāvaṇa.

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Vardhana in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vardhana (वर्धन) [Also spelled vardhan]:—(nm) thriving; developing, increasing, growing; ~[ka] which causes development/increase/growth; hence [vardhita] (a).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vardhana (ವರ್ಧನ):—

1) [adjective] = ವರ್ಧಕ [vardhaka]1 - 1.

2) [adjective] developing or increasing (oneself).

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Vardhana (ವರ್ಧನ):—

1) [noun] a developing or being developed.

2) [noun] the quality of being old, matured; maturity.

3) [noun] he who develops, causes to grow gradually, make (something) stronger, etc.; a developer.

4) [noun] the act of cutting, severing.

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