Varshaganya, Varsha-ganya, Vārṣagaṇya: 6 definitions



Varshaganya means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Vārṣagaṇya can be transliterated into English as Varsaganya or Varshaganya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य) refers to one of the four “ways of using weapons” (releasing missiles), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 11. These ‘ways’ are known as nyāya and arise out of the various cārīs (‘dance-steps’).

Source: Natya Shastra

Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य).—One of the four nyāyas (ways of using weapons)—Instructions: The walking about in the Vārṣagaṇya Nyāya will be similar to that in the Sāttvata, and the weapon and the shield also should be flourished similarly but these should go round the head.

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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).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य).—An ancient hermit. The Gandharva King Viśvāvasu learned about the connection between the individual soul and the Universal soul, from this hermit. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 318, Verse 59).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varshaganya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—philosopher. Quoted by Vācaspatimiśra in Sāṃkhyatattvakaumudī Oxf. 237^b.

2) Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य):—Quoted in Lāṭyāyanaśrautasūtra 10, 9, 10.

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

1) Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य):—[=vārṣa-gaṇya] [from vārṣa] m. [patronymic] ([from] vṛṣa-gaṇa), [Lāṭyāyana; Mahābhārata] ([gana] gargādi)

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a philosopher, [Catalogue(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.

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