Vartani: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

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

India history and geography

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

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vartani (वर्तनि).—vartanī, i. e. vṛt + ana + ī, f. A road, Chr. 298, 18 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 18.

Vartani can also be spelled as Vartanī (वर्तनी).

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

Vartani (वर्तनि).—[feminine] the felloe or the track of a wheel; way, road, course.

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

1) Vartanī (वर्तनी):—[from vartana > varta] f. staying, abiding, living, life, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a way, road, path (= vartani), [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘grinding’ or ‘despatching’ (= peṣaṇa or preṣaṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a spindle or distaff, [Lalita-vistara]

5) Vartani (वर्तनि):—[from varta] f. the circumference or felloe of a wheel, [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] the track of a wheel, rut, path, way, course, [ib.; Atharva-veda; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

7) [v.s. ...] the course of rivers, [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

8) [v.s. ...] the eyelashes, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (cf. vartman)

9) [v.s. ...] the eastern country, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] = stotra [gana] uñchādi.

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Vartani in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vartanī (वर्तनी):—(nf) spelling; -[vyavasthā] spelling system; -[sudhāra] reform of spelling.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vartani (ವರ್ತನಿ):—[noun] a path, course; a road.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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