Varshneya, Varṣṇeya, Vārṣṇeya: 7 definitions
Varshneya 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 terms Varṣṇeya and Vārṣṇeya can be transliterated into English as Varsneya or Varshneya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय).—A charioteer of King Nala. It was Vārṣṇeya who took the prince Indrasena and princess Indrasenā to Kuṇḍinapura when Nala, after being defeated in the game of dice, went to the forest with Damayantī. After this, Vārṣṇeya went to Ayodhyā and became the charioteer of King Ṛtuparṇa. Vārṣṇeya played an important part in finding out Nala. (For more details see under Nala).
2) Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय).—Another name of Mahāviṣṇu. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 27, Stanza 37).
3) Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय).—An ancient country. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 51, Stanza 24, that the King of Vārṣṇeya brought presents to the imperial consecration-sacrifice (Rājasūya) of Yudhiṣṭhira.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.47.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vārṣṇeya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Varṣṇeya : The charioteer of Rituparna, king of Ayodhya, who accompanied with Bahuka.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A descendant of Vṛṣṇi.
2) Particularly Kṛṣṇa; स्त्रीषु दुष्टासु वार्ष्णेय जायते वर्णसंकरः (strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeya jāyate varṇasaṃkaraḥ) Bg.1.41.
3) Name of the charioteer of Nala.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय).—i. e. vṛṣṇi + eya, patronym., m. A proper name, [Nala] 9, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय).—[masculine] patron. of [several] men, also of Kṛṣṇa; [Name] of Nala's charioteer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय):—[from vārṣṇa] m. ([from] vṛṣṇi) [patronymic] of Śūṣa, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] of Cekitāna, [Mahābhārata]
3) [v.s. ...] of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhagavad-gītā]
4) [v.s. ...] of Nala’s charioteer (who afterwards became a servant of Ṛtu-parṇa), [Nalopākhyāna]
5) [v.s. ...] [plural] the race descended from Vārṣṇeya, [Mahābhārata]
6) [from vārṣṇa] mfn. relating or belonging to Kṛṣṇa, [ib.]
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