Varshavasana, Varṣāvasāna, Varsha-avasana: 3 definitions

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Varshavasana 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 Varṣāvasāna can be transliterated into English as Varsavasana or Varshavasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varṣāvasāna (वर्षावसान).—the autumn or Śarat season.

Derivable forms: varṣāvasānam (वर्षावसानम्).

Varṣāvasāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣa and avasāna (अवसान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Varṣāvasāna (वर्षावसान).—m.

(-naḥ) The autumnal season. E. varṣā the rains, avasāna end.

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

1) Varṣavasana (वर्षवसन):—[=varṣa-vasana] [from varṣa] n. (more correctly varṣā-v) the dwelling in houses (of the Buddhist monks) during the rainy season, [Buddhist literature]

2) Varṣāvasāna (वर्षावसान):—[from varṣā > varṣa] (varṣāv) m. (?) the close of the rainy season, autumn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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