Varshneya, aka: Varṣṇeya, Vārṣṇeya; 4 Definition(s)


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 (?).

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

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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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Varṣṇeya : The charioteer of Rituparna, king of Ayodhya, who accompanied with Bahuka.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vārṣṇeya (वार्ष्णेय).—

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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