Vardhini, Varddhini: 3 definitions


Vardhini 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Varddhinī (वर्द्धिनी) refers to “she who will increase (good fortune)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.14 (“The birth of Jalandhara and his marriage”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to the Ocean: “[...] This boy will become the emperor of Asuras. He will conquer even Viṣṇu. He will face defeat from no quarter. He cannot be slain by any one except Śiva. He will return to the place from where he sprang up. His wife will be a chaste lady who will increase good fortune (saubhāgya-varddhinī). She will be exquisitely beautiful in every limb. She will be an ocean of good conduct and will speak pleasing words”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vardhini (वर्धिनि).—A Śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 90.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vardhinī (वर्धिनी).—[feminine] increasing, strengthening (—°).

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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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