Varshaparvata, Varṣaparvata, Varsha-parvata: 5 definitions
Varshaparvata 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 Varṣaparvata can be transliterated into English as Varsaparvata or Varshaparvata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Varṣaparvata (वर्षपर्वत).—'a Varṣa mountain', i. e. one of the mountain-ranges supposed to separate the different divisions of the world from one another; (they are seven:-himavān hemakūṭaśca niṣadho merureva ca | caitraḥ karṇī ca śṛṅgī ca saptaite varṣaparvatāḥ).
Derivable forms: varṣaparvataḥ (वर्षपर्वतः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣaparvata (वर्षपर्वत) or Varṣaparvvata.—m.
(-taḥ) A mountainous range, supposed to separate the various Varshas or divisions of the globe from each other: six ranges are enumerated from south to north; viz.:—Himavan, Hemakuta, Nisa'Dha, Nila, Sweta, and Sringi or Sringa- Vana; Meru constitutes the seventh; some authorities places Chaitra and Karni instead of Nila and Sweta. E. varṣa as above, parvata a mountain; also similar compounds, as varṣagiri &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣaparvata (वर्षपर्वत).—m. A mountainous range supposed to separate the Varṣas, or divisions of the globe, from each other.
Varṣaparvata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣa and parvata (पर्वत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣaparvata (वर्षपर्वत):—[=varṣa-parvata] [from varṣa] m. one of the mountainous ranges supposed to separate the Varṣas or divisions of the earth from each other (6 in number, viz. Himavat, Hema-kūṭa, Niṣadha, Nīla, Śveta and Śṛṅgin or Śṛṅga-vat; Meru constitutes a 7th, and others are given), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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Full-text (+2): Shringavan, Hemakuta, Bharatavarsha, Nila, Hemavan, Shveta, Uttarakuru, Durga, Himagiri, Kshitidhara, Shailendra, Girivara, Tuhinashikharin, Meru, Varshagiri, Udbhida, Varshaparvvata, Nishadha, Himavat, Himavan.
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