Vartani; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Vartani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Vartani (वर्तनि) as a part of a chariot seems to denote the “felly” in the Ṛgveda and later (eg., Aitareya-brāhmaṇa).

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

India history and geogprahy

Vartani is one of the terms designating an ‘administrative division’ used in the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh.—Vartan is a Sanskrit term to denote staying, living, adobe or residence. Probably this term was used in the context of the spread of Mahayanisim. The region was probably the abode (vartan) of the Budhist monks. The Astasahasrika-prajnaparimita of the early Christian era refers to vartani as a specific name for Kalinga. This appellation was employed only for a few divisions in the Eastern Ganga dominion. All the vartani divisions appear to have been contiguous and situated in the Vijayanagaram, Srikakulam and Ganjam districts.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district

Vartanī.—(HRS), transit duties collected by the ferrymen, the superintendent of tolls and the boundary officer, as suggested by the Arthaśāstra. Cf. vartanā. (IA 18), a district; often found suffixed to the names of districts in the Kaliṅga region. (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIV, p. 174), a road. Note: vartanī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vartani (वर्तनि).—[vartante'syāṃ janāḥ vṛt-niḥ Uṇ.2.15]

1) The eastern part of India, the eastern country.

2) A hymn, praise, eulogium (stotra).

-niḥ f.

1) A way, road; तस्मादेष एव यज्ञस्तस्य मनश्च वाक्च वर्तनी (tasmādeṣa eva yajñastasya manaśca vākca vartanī) Ch. Up.4.16.1.

2) The eyelashes; अधरयैनं वर्तन्या पृथिव्यन्वायत्ता द्यौः (adharayainaṃ vartanyā pṛthivyanvāyattā dyauḥ) Bṛ. Up.2.2. 2.

3) Ved. A wheel.

4) The track of a wheel.

Derivable forms: vartaniḥ (वर्तनिः).

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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