Varshman, Varṣman: 8 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Varṣman can be transliterated into English as Varsman or Varshman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्) refers to the “body”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.5 (“The Tripuras are fascinated).—Accordingly, as Arihan said to the Lord of the Three Cities: “[...] It is said in the Vedas that Bliss is an aspect of the Brahman. That shall be taken as it is. It is false to bring in various alternatives. One shall seek and enjoy happiness as long as the body (varṣman) is hale and hearty, as long as the sense-organs are not impaired and as long as the old age is far off. When there is sickness, impairment of the sense-organs and old age how can one derive happiness? Hence those who seek happiness shall be prepared to give away even the body. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्).—n. [vṛṣ-manin Uṇādi-sūtra 4.164]

1) Body, form; पृथुवर्ष्मभिरश्मभिः (pṛthuvarṣmabhiraśmabhiḥ) Śiva B.23.64.

2) A measure, height; वर्ष्म द्विपानां विरुवन्त उच्चकैर्वनेचरेभ्यश्चिरमाचचक्षिरे (varṣma dvipānāṃ viruvanta uccakairvanecarebhyaściramācacakṣire) Śiśupālavadha 12.64; गज- वर्ष्म किरातेभ्यः शशंसुर्देवदारवः (gaja- varṣma kirātebhyaḥ śaśaṃsurdevadāravaḥ) R.4.76.

3) A handsome or lovely form.

4) Surface (as of a mountain); शकुनि- शबलनीडानोकहस्निग्धवर्ष्मा (śakuni- śabalanīḍānokahasnigdhavarṣmā) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.5.

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

Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्).—n. (-rṣma) 1. The body. 2. Measure. 3. Height, elevation. 4. A handsome form. 5. A stone. E. vṛṣ to sprinkle, aff. manin; also with a final vowel varṣma .

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

Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्).—n. 1. The body, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 94, 54; [Hiḍimbavadha] 2, 7 (at the end of a comp. adj. Having the body of a mass of clouds, i. e. as black as a big cloud). 2. Height. 3. A measure, largeness, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 76; Mahābhārata 1, 1443. 4. A handsome form.

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

Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्).—1. [masculine] height, top, crown of the head.

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Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्).—2. [neuter] height, elevation, surface, point; size, extent; body.

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

1) Varśman (वर्श्मन्):—m. = [Zend] bareṡman [Catalogue(s)]

2) Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्):—[from varṣiman] m. height, top, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] the vertex, [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] n. (varihman) height, top, surface, uttermost part, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] height, greatness, extent, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] measure, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] body, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Yājñavalkya] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] a handsome form or auspicious appearance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] mfn. holding rain, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Varṣman (वर्ष्मन्):—(rṣma) 5. n. Idem; measure; height; fine form.

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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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