Varendri, Varendrī, Vārendrī: 5 definitions


Varendri means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Holy Sites in Buddhist Saṃvara Cycle

Varendrī (वरेन्द्री) refers to one of the sixty-four inner channels running through the nirmāṇacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Nirmāṇacakra is an inner circle of the shape of a lotus with sixty-four petals. This inner circle is visualized in one’s abdomen. The inner channels [viz., Varendrī] run through the petals of these inner circles.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varendrī (वरेन्द्री).—Name of Gauḍa or North Bengal; L. D. B. See वरेन्द्र (varendra) under वर (vara).

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Vārendrī (वारेन्द्री).—Name of a part of Bengal (and Behar) now called राजशाही (rājaśāhī).

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

Vārendrī (वारेन्द्री).—f. (-ndrī) Part of Bengal and Behar, or a tract of inundation north of the Ganges, and part of the present Zila of Rajshahi. E. varendra a king, aṇ aff.

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

Varendrī (वरेन्द्री):—[from varendra > vara] f. ancient Gauḍa or Gaur, the capital and district so named ([according to] to some), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Vārendrī (वारेन्द्री):—(ndrī) 3. f. Part of Bengal and Behar, now Rājshāhi.

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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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