Varjana: 11 definitions


Varjana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Varjan.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Varjana (वर्जन) refers to “avoiding”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(The true teacher is dedicated to) truthfulness, ritual purity and cleanliness, compassion, and forbearance; he unites with his wife when it is her season, not out of passion, but for a son for the benefit of (his) clan and lineage. He practices the six magical rites, bathes (regularly) and worships at the three times of day. He avoids [i.e., varjana] the Śūdra and the low caste as well as (accepting food from others), whether cooked or raw. One who is endowed with such qualities is a Brahmin (vipra), not by caste or by virtue of (his) sacred thread (and the like). These are the qualities of a (true) Brahmin. He who possesses them is a (true) teacher. Moreover, he removes error, and he reveals the meaning of the Kula scripture. Previously consecrated, (such a one) should always be made (one’s) teacher”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Varjana (वर्जन) or Parivarjana refers to “avoiding (bad friends)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva obtain the mastery (vaśitāprāpta) in the arising of birth and death? When the Bodhisattva is endowed with twelve dharmas, son of good family, he attains the mastery in the arising of birth and death. What are the twelve? To wit, (1) he avoids bad friends (pāpamitra-parivarjana) and serves spiritual friends; (2) he completely purifies erroneous view-points; (3) he purifies the mass of moral discipline which is authorized by the Buddha; (4) he knows the entrance into concentration; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varjana (वर्जन).—n (S) Excluding, excepting, casting out: also leaving out or omitting. 2 Quitting or abandoning; leaving or giving up. 3 (Popularly.) Forbidding.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varjana (वर्जन).—[vṛj-lyuṭ]

1) Leaving, giving up, abandoning.

2) Renouncing.

3) Exception, exclusion; P. I.4.88.

4) Hurt, injury, killing.

Derivable forms: varjanam (वर्जनम्).

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

Varjana (वर्जन).—i. e. vṛj + ana, n. 1. Abandoning, leaving, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 202, 11. 2. Desertion, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 4. 3. Avoiding, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 26.

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

Varjana (वर्जन).—[neuter] avoiding, shunning, excluding.

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

1) Varjana (वर्जन):—[from varja > varga] n. excluding avoiding, leaving, abandoning, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] neglect, [Pañcarātra]

3) [v.s. ...] omission, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] exception, [Pāṇini 1-4, 88 etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] hurting, injury, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Varjana (वर्जन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vajjaṇa, Vajjaṇayā, Vajjaṇā.

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Varjana 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Varjana (वर्जन) [Also spelled varjan]:—(nm) inhibition, taboo, prohibition; ~[rjanīya] worth being or to be inhibited/tabooed/prohibited; ~[rjita] inhibited, tabooed, prohibited; ~[rjya] see [varjanīya].

2) Varjanā (वर्जना):—(nf) an inhibition, a taboo; prohibition; (v) to inhibit, to taboo, to prohibit; ~[grasta] inhibitive, characterised/marked by taboos.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varjana (ವರ್ಜನ):—

1) [noun] a leaving, leaving out or excepting; an excluding or being excluded; exclusion; exception.

2) [noun] the act of inflicting great pain or anguish, physical or mental.

3) [noun] the act or an instance of killing.

4) [noun] a leaving out of a portion from the manuscript, while editing the works of a old writer.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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