Vari, Vāri: 30 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Vāri (वारि) is another name for Balāka, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Pavonia odorata (fragement mallow plant), from the Malvaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā.Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Vari [ବରୀ] in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willd. from the Asparagaceae (Asparagus) family having the following synonyms: Asparagopsis abyssinica, Asparagus zeylanicus, Asparagus stachyoides. For the possible medicinal usage of vari, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
Vari in the Himachali language is the name of a plant identified with Quercus lanata subsp. lanata from the Fagaceae (Beech) family having the following synonyms: Quercus oblongata, Quercus nepaulensis, Quercus banga.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Varī (वरी) is another name for Śatāvarī, a medicinal plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willed. (or “buttermilk root”) from the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.116-119 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Varī and Śatāvarī, there are a total of thirty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Vāri (वारि) is another name for “Śatāvarī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vāri] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vāri (वारि) refers to the “water”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.20 (“The story of the submarine fire”).—Accordingly, after Brahmā spoke to the Ocean: “Thus requested by me, the ocean agreed. None else could have grasped Śiva’s fire of fury thus. That fire in the form of a mare entered the ocean and began to consume the currents of water [i.e., vāri-ogha]. It blazed with all its shooting flames. O sage, then, delighted in mind I returned to my abode. The ocean of divine form bowed to me and vanished. O great sage, the entire universe, freed from the fear of that fire became normal. The gods and the sages became happy”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Varī (वरी).—An eternal God concerned with offerings to the manes. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 33).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vāri (वारि).—A transformation of tejas or fire; has four qualities, sound, touch, form and taste (rasa).*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 3. 25.
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.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Varī (वरी).—Feminine form of the affix वनिप् (vanip); e. g. ऋतावरी, शर्वरी (ṛtāvarī, śarvarī); etc.; cf. वनो र श्च (vano ra śca) P. IV. 1.7.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
1) Vari refers to a “kind of masquerade dance” and represents one of the seven types of kuttu (dance) as defined in the first book of the Pañcamarapu which deals with niruttam (dance, one of the sixty–four arts).—The Pañcamarapu (“five-fold traditional usage”) represents an important piece of Tamil literature and was composed by Cerai Aṟivanār in the 9th century AD during the time of Pandyan Tirumaran of the last Caṅkam Period.
2) Vari means “acting” of which eight kind of dances are mentioned in the Venirkkāṭai which is a chapter of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—The eighth canto of Venirkkāṭai describes the envakai-varikal (eight kinds of dancing). Vari means acting. It depicts the nature of the land each one was born in and the profession according to their birth. This vari is of eight types. They are also classified as the eight varikkūttu of the dramatic features. Separated from Kovalan, Madavi sends through her friend a letter calling him back. Kovalan thinks of the eight types of varikkūttu she once danced. It is known from Cilappatikāram that Madavi had danced these eight varikkūttu, following their context, in front of Kovalan. But the complete dance features of these eight vari are not known. Yet, it is believed that these dances had been performed with music and rhythm and full of expressions in order to appease Kovalan’s anger.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Kavya (poetry)Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)
Vārī (वारी) in Prakrit (or Dvārikā in Sanskrit) refers to “entry” or “door”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Vāri (वारि) or Vārijīvaka refers to “boatmen”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Mūla will be druggists, heads of men, dealers in flowers, roots, fruits and seeds; will be rich (atidhana-yukta) and will delight in garden work. Those who are born on the lunar day of Pūrvāṣāḍha will be of gentle manners; fond of sea-voyage, truthful, cleanly and wealthy; will delight in earth work; will be boatmen (vārijīvaka); will be dealers in fruits and flowers of water. [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Vāri (वारि) refers to “(pure divine) water”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “For according as all Tathāgatas were bathed by just being born, In that way I shall cause you to bathe, with pure divine water (vāri—śuddha-divyena vāriṇā)”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Vāri (वारि) refers to “water”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “And one washes a lump of earth with water (vāri) again and again, even a hundred times, then the water obtains dirt [and] it may share dirtiness with the body. If, by chance, this body is cleaned by the waters of the ocean then, being cleaned, in an instant it contaminates even those [waters] also”.
Synonyms: Jala, Ambu.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Vari.—(SITI), Tamil; tax; revenue register; order of the king and his officers fixing the revenue. Cf. vari-ppotta- gam, tax register; an officer maintaining the same; also Vari- ppottaga-nāyakam, the head office of the revenue accounts; the chief officer of the same office. Note: vari is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Vari.—(SITI), Tamil; tax, revenue register, order of the king and his officer fixing the revenue; cf. vari-ppŏttagam, tax register; officer maintaining the same; also Vari-kkūṟu-śeyvār, Varrikkukkūṟu-śeyvār (SITI), Tamil; officers grading the culti- vable land and fixing the tax payable thereon. Note: vari is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vāri : (nt.) water.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vāri, (nt.) (Vedic vāri, cp. Av. vār rain, vairi- sea; Lat. ūrīna=urine; Ags. waer sea; Oicel. ūr spray, etc. ) water D. II, 266; M. III, 300; A. III, 26 (in lotus simile); Th. 1, 1273; Sn. 353, 591, 625, 811; Vv 7910; J. IV, 19; Nd1 135, 203 (=udaka); Miln. 121; PvA. 77.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
varī (वरी).—f A grass bearing a grain: also the grain, Coix barbata.
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varī (वरी).—prep & ad Used in poetry for vara, under which see the applications in detail.
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vārī (वारी).—f (vāra A day.) The practice or observance of proceeding regularly at recurring monthly or annual periods on pilgrimage to any sacred place. v dhara. Ex. paṇḍharīcā vārakarī || vārī cukōṃ- nēdī harī ||. 2 Alms demanded in the name of khaṇḍōbā, bhavānī &c. by their worshipers. 3 (Poetry.) Room, space.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
varī (वरी).—f The grain. Coix barbata.
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vārī (वारी).—f A periodical pilgrimage to a sacred place.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of Chhāyā, wife of the sun.
2) The plant called शतावरी (śatāvarī).
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Vāri (वारि).—n. [vṛ-iñ Uṇādi-sūtra 4.124]
1) Water; यथा खनन् खनित्रेण नरो वार्यधिगच्छति (yathā khanan khanitreṇa naro vāryadhigacchati) Subhāṣ.
2) A fluid.
3) A kind of perfume (vāla or hrīvera).
-riḥ, -rī f.
1) A place for fastening an elephant; वारी वारैः सस्मरे वारणानाम् (vārī vāraiḥ sasmare vāraṇānām) Śiśupālavadha 18. 56; R.5.15. °कर्मन् (karman) n. method of catching elephants with traps; Mātaṅga L.1.1.
2) A rope for fastening an elephant.
3) A hole or trap for catching elephants.
4) A captive, prisoner.
5) A water-pot.
6) Name of Sarasvatī.
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Vārī (वारी).—See वारि (vāri) (f.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vāri (वारि).—n. (-ri) 1. Water. 2. A vegetable perfume, commonly Bala. f.
(-riḥ) 1. A name of Saraswati; the goddess of speech. 2. The place where an elephant is tied or fastened. 3. A captive, a prisoner. f. (-riḥ or rī) 1. A water-pot, whether large or small, pitcher, a jar. 2. The rope that fastens an elephant. 3. A hole or trap for catching elephant. E. vṛñ to surround, Unadi aff. in .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vāri (वारि).—I. (cf. vār), n. Water, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 149; fluidity, i. [distich] 139. Ii. f., also vārī vārī, 1. A water pot. 2. (vb. vṛ), A hole for catcing elephants. 3. (vb. vṛ), A rope for fastening elephants. Iii. f. ri. 1. A place where elephants are tied up. 2. A captive. 3. Sarasvatī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vāri (वारि).—1. [neuter] water.
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Vāri (वारि).—2. & rī [feminine] place where elephants are caught or tied on.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Varī (वरी):—[from vara] a f. Asparagus Racemosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Chāya (the wife of Sūrya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) b f. [plural] (See also under 2. vara) streams, rivers, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 13] (cf. vār, vāri).
4) Vāri (वारि):—[from vār] 1. vāri n. = vār, water, rain, fluid, fluidity, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
5) [v.s. ...] a species of Andropogon, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
6) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]
7) [from vāra] 2. vāri f. (for 1. See p. 943, col. 1) a place for tying or catching an elephant, [Vāsavadattā; Śiśupāla-vadha] (also ī)
8) [v.s. ...] a rope for tying an elephant, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya] (also ī)
9) [v.s. ...] a captive, prisoner, [Horace H. Wilson]
10) [v.s. ...] a water-pot, pitcher, jar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (also ī)
11) [v.s. ...] Name of Sarasvatī (the goddess of speech), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
12) Vārī (वारी):—f. water, [Kāṭhaka]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vāri (वारि):—(ri) 2. n. Water; a perfume. f. Saraswati; a captive. f. A jar; a rope, or trap for securing elephants.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vāri (वारि):—(nm) water; ~[garbha] a cloud; ~[cara/cārī] aquatic; ~[ja/jāta] a lotus; ~[da/dhara] a cloud; ~[dhi/nidhi] an ocean, a sea; ~[baṃdha] a dam; ~[vāhana] a cloud; ~[vihāra] aquatics, aquatic sport.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Vari (वरि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Varam.
2) Vāri (वारि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāri.
3) Vārī (वारी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dvārikā.
4) Vārī (वारी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vārī.
5) Vārī (वारी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāri.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a compulsory payment levied on income, proiperty value, sale value, etc.; a tax.
2) [noun] a gift or contribution, as to a charitable organisation.
3) [noun] something that is contributed; contribution.
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1) [noun] a time or opportunity for action which comes in due rotation or order to each of a number of persons, animals, etc.; a time; a turn.
2) [noun] an offering of a person or animal to a god in a religious rite.
3) [noun] something grasping obnoxiously; jaws.
4) [noun] an attack (as by an enemy, robber, etc.).
5) [noun] the condition of being under the control of another.
6) [noun] a sloping for the ox or oxen to walk down while drawing the water from a deep well.
7) [noun] sexual excitement; heat.
8) [noun] sexual union; coition.
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1) [noun] water.
2) [noun] a building in which elephants are sheltered and fed.
3) [noun] a deep, wide pit for capturing of wild elephants.
4) [noun] the fragrant grass Vetiveria zizanioides ( = Andropogon muricatus) of Poaceae family, from the roots of which a fragrant oil is extracted; cus-cus grass.
5) [noun] the act of holding or catching; seizure; a hold; a catch.
6) [noun] quality, state or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a deity or king; loyalty.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+241): Vari-griha-karana, Vari-vanam, Varia, Varia, Varibadara, Varibaladi, Varibalaka, Varibandhana, Varibemdaka, Varibhava, Varibija, Varibindu, Varibindukalpakshi, Varicamana, Varicamara, Varicara, Varicaradvipa, Varicarin, Varicatvara, Varichamara.
Ends with (+604): Abhasvari, Abhibhuvari, Abhikritvari, Abhitvari, Accadovari, Accuvari, Addavari, Adhishvari, Adhvari, Adivari, Aghoreshvari, Agretvari, Aishvari, Ajasvari, Ajujuvari, Ajyavari, Akarnavari, Akavari, Akilanteshvari, Akkashalai-vari.
Full-text (+435): Varisa, Varidhara, Dvarika, Varikrimi, Varivaha, Varirashi, Varitra, Varivahana, Varidhi, Devatavaripuja, Varida, Varipravaha, Varipathika, Usanavata, Variloman, Varidra, Varija, Varira, Mahavari, Minata.
Search found 49 books and stories containing Vari, Vāri, Varī, Vārī, Vārī°, Varfi; (plurals include: Varis, Vāris, Varīs, Vārīs, Vārī°s, Varfis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 7.6 - Poetic conventions regarding to the Oceans and Water < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 19 - The Superintendent of Weights and Measures < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 20 - Duty towards the Harem < [Book 1 - Concerning Discipline]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.66.6 < [Sukta 66]
Rig Veda 1.160.1 < [Sukta 160]
Rig Veda 8.73.16 < [Sukta 73]
Dvisahasri of Tembesvami (Summary and Study) (by Upadhyay Mihirkumar Sudhirbhai)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.14.16 < [Chapter 14 - The Meeting of King Nanda and Uddhava]
Verse 2.20.1 < [Chapter 20 - The Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Verse 5.9.23 < [Chapter 9 - The Happiness of the Yadus]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 99 [Śakti’s expansion as Adhibhūta] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 201-202 [Kalpanā-Dhāraṇā-Kālidevata Tattvas] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
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