Varisena, Vārisena, Vāriṣenā, Vāriṣenā, Vāriseṇā, Varishena: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Vāriṣenā and Vāriṣenā can be transliterated into English as Varisena or Varishena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vārisena (वारिसेन).—A King. This King stays in the Palace of Yama and worships him. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8, Stanza 20).
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Vāriṣenā (वारिषेना) refers to one of the eight Dikkumārīs living in the upper world (on mount Meru), according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Source: HereNow4U: Lord Śrī Pārśvanātha
“[...] Likewise, having known by the shaking of their thrones, the eight Dikkumārīs [viz., Vāriṣenā] living on mount Meru, inhabitants of the upper world, came. After bowing to the Jina and the Jina’s mother and announcing themselves as before, they quickly made a mass of clouds in the sky, like the month nabhasya. For a yojana around the house they [viz., Vāriṣenā] laid the dust completely with perfumed water like darkness by moonlight. They made a shower of five-colored flowers knee-deep, making the earth made of variegated paintings as it were. [...].”.
Vārisena (वारिसेन).—The seventh Gaṇadhara of Lord Pārśvanātha, Vārisena was the resident of Mithilā. Yaśodharā and Namirājā were his parents. His values of the past birth were so strong that since his childhood his mind was attracted towards mendicancy. With the permission of his parents he went to Lord Pārśvanātha’s Samavaśaraṇa with other prince friends of his and impressed by the sermon, took initiation and became a Gaṇadhara.
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vāriṣeṇa (वारिषेण):—[=vāri-ṣeṇa] [from vāri > vār] m. ([from] vāri + senā) Name of a king, [Mahābhārata] ([varia lectio] -sena)
2) Vārisena (वारिसेन):—[=vāri-sena] [from vāri > vār] m. Name of a king, [Mahābhārata; Inscriptions]
3) [v.s. ...] ([varia lectio] -ṣeṇa)
4) [v.s. ...] of a Jina, [Horace H. Wilson]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Vāriṣeṇa (वारिषेण):—(1. vāri + senā) m. Nomen proprium [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 8, 3, 99, Scholiast] eines Fürsten [Mahābhārata 2, 331] (sena ed. Bomb.). vārisena Nomen proprium eines Jina [WILSON, Sel. Works I, 321.]
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Vārisena (वारिसेन):—s. vāriṣeṇa .
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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Starts with: Varishenacarya.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 19: Description of the memorial caitya < [Chapter VI]
Part 7: Birth-rites performed by Dikkumārīs < [Chapter II - Birth of Ajita and Sagara]
Part 4: Birth ceremonies of Ṛṣabha < [Chapter II]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)