Varendra, Vara-indra: 6 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Vārendra is the name of an ancient city mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). Rāḍhā and Vārendra, described indirectly as the land of the Javanas (Yavanas or Muhammadans), have to be identified respectively with South-western and Northern Bengal.

These copper plates (mentioning Vārendra) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varendra (वरेन्द्र).—

1) a chief, sovereign.

2) Indra.

3) (also n.) Name of a part of Bengal.

Derivable forms: varendraḥ (वरेन्द्रः).

Varendra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vara and indra (इन्द्र).

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

Varendra (वरेन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) 1. A chief, a sovereign. 2. Indra. f. (-ndrī) Ancient Gaur, the capital and district so named. E. vara best, indra chief, and with ṅīp aff.; the favourite country of the deity, &c.

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

1) Varendra (वरेन्द्र):—[from vara] a m. a chief, sovereign, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] Indra, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] mn. Name of a part of Bengal, [Buddhist literature]

4) b vareśa etc. See [column]1.

5) Vārendra (वारेन्द्र):—mf(ī)n. = varendra, drī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Varendra (वरेन्द्र):—[vare+ndra] (ndraḥ) 1. m. A chief. f. Gaur.

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Varendra 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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