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


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The Sanskrit terms Varṣṇeya and Vārṣṇeya can be transliterated into English as Varsneya or Varshneya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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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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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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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