Varuni, Vāruṇī, Vāruṇi, Vārunī, Varuṇī, Vārūṇī, Varuṇi, Vārūṇi: 41 definitions


Varuni means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

1) Vāruṇī (वारुणी):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Diṅmaheśvara (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

2) Vāruṇī (वारुणी):—Fifth of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Khecarī, according to the Kubjikāmatatantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ), including Vāruṇī, represent the eight directions of the compass (from east to north-east) and are presided over by the Bhairava Saṃvarta and his consort Rudrāṇī. Khecarī is the first of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents the element ether or space.

3) Vāruṇī (वारुणी, “Aquatic”):—Second of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Sukṛtālayā, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ) are associated with the (element) water. They (including Vāruṇī) are presided over by the Bhairava Kapālīśa and his consort named Cāmuṇḍā. Sukṛtālayā is the Last of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents water.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (e.g., Vāruṇī) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”

The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vāruṇi (वारुणि).—(Vāruṇibhṛgu). The hermit Bhṛgu having died in the sacrifice of Dakṣa, took birth again from the sacrifice of Varuṇa. At this stage the name of Bhṛgu was Vāruṇibhṛgu. (For further details see under Bhṛgu I).

2) Vāruṇī (वारुणी).—The daughter of Varuṇa. When the Devas and the Asuras churned the sea of Milk, four damsels were caused to arise by Varuṇa and holy pot of Ambrosia, by Soma. The four damsels were Sulakṣmī, Vāruṇī, Kāmodā and Śreṣṭhā, of whom Vāruṇī was married by Devas. (Padma Purāṇa, Bhūmi Khaṇḍa, Chapter 119).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vāruṇi (वारुणि).—A siddha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 15. [14].

1b) A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 234.

2a) Vāruṇī (वारुणी).—The region sacred to Varuṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 89. 44.

2b) (also known as Puṣkariṇī) a daughter of Araṇya Prajāpati; a wife of Cakṣuṣa, and mother of Cākṣuṣa Manu; sister of Udaka who attained Varuṇahood.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 102-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 89.

2c) A Varṇa Śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 61.

2d) A mind-born mother; on the fish with the serpent with pāśa or noose.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 10; 286. 9.
Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (purāṇa)

Vāruṇī (वारुणी).—According to the Bhāgavata-purāṇa “When the charming Goddess Lakṣmī disregarded the demons they became dispirited, voluptuous, indolent and devoid of shame. There upon arose the presiding deity of wine, Vāruṇī by name, in the form of a girl with lotus eyes. The demons took hold of her, by the consent of Lord Hari”. (verses 29-30). But in the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Vāruṇī, is mentioned as the daughter of Varuṇa and emerged from the sea, and the gods took possession of her. (Bālakāṃḍa, 45, verses 36-38.) The crescent moon also has emerged from the ocean.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vāruṇi (वारुणि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.39, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāruṇi) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) is another name for Indravāruṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Citrullus colocynthis (colocynth, bitter apple or desert gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.70-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vāruṇī and Indravāruṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Vāruṇi (वारुणि) refers to a strong type of spirituous liquor, according to the Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa Ayodhyākāṇḍa 114.20 , and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Vāruṇi, the strongest spiritous liquor was also described in Vālmīki-Rrāmāyaṇa. The highways of the Kiṣkindha were described as always redolent with the smell of liqour. Sīta herself enjoyed maireyaka variety of wine and promised to worship the river goddess with a thousand pitchers of wine.

Different types of wines are described in the works of Kālidāsa. Madya and madira are described in Ṛtusamhāra, āsava, madhu and śīdhu in Raghuvaṃśa IV.42, vāruṇī in Kumārasaṃbhava and kādambarī in Abhijñānaśākuntala.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vāruṇi (वारुणि):—It is the fermented liquid obtained from the palm trees like dates – familiarly known as tadi, neera

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vāruṇī] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.

Source: Kamakoti Mandali: Nrisimha matrika-mandala

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vāruṇī]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) refers to the “west”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).— Accordingly, “Kumuda Ketu is a comet of the colour of the white water lily. It appears in the west [i.e., vāruṇī] with its tail pointing to the east and is visible only for a night. When it appears there will be unprecedented happiness in the land for a period of ten years. Maṇi Ketu is a comet which appears for only 3 hours occasionally; it possesses an invisible disc and appears in the west; its tail is straight and white and it resembles a line of milk drawn from a human breast. There will be happiness in the land from the very time of its appearance for four and a half months; reptiles and venomous creatures will come into existence”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) [=Vāruṇyā] refers to the “western” (direction), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the layout of the residence (gṛha) for the prāsādāśramin]—“[...] Storage for gems, gold and cloths is recommended in the east, and for water in the south and centre. Grain storage is recommended in the west (vāruṇī). In the northwest is storage for the mortar. [...]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) refers to the “water element”, according to verse 6.21.14 of the Mokṣopāya.—Accordingly, as Bhuśuṇḍa said to Vasiṣṭha: “[...] When the suns blaze and the mountains have become rubble, then, having performed concentration on the water element (vāruṇī), I remain with my mind steady. When the lords of the mountains have been pulverized and the winds of the dissolution blow, then, having performed concentration on the earth element, I remain unmoving in the ether. [...]”.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

1) Vāruṇī: A type of wine.

2) Vāruṇī (वारुणी):—Name of the elder of two wifes of Varuṇa, who is the presiding deity of the invisible world and represents the inner reality of things. Vāruṇī is known as the Goddess of liquor. She is also known as Gauri.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Varuṇī (वरुणी): The goddess of wine.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The name given to slave women, attendants of Varuna. They live in dread of him., 501. At Varuni is explained as yakkhavittha ikkhhanika (fortune tellers possessed by a Yakkha, the Yakkha being perhaps Varuna).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) refers to one of the various Mātṛs and Mahāmātṛs mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Vāruṇī).

Source: Holy Sites in Buddhist Saṃvara Cycle

Varuṇī (वरुणी) refers to one of the sixty-four inner channels running through the nirmāṇacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Nirmāṇacakra is an inner circle of the shape of a lotus with sixty-four petals. This inner circle is visualized in one’s abdomen. The inner channels [viz., Varuṇī] run through the petals of these inner circles.

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vāruṇī (वारुणी) is the name of a deity, according to the Vāruṇī Pūjā [i.e., Varuni Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Various flavors and colors indeed, together with a passionate vajra, Eighteen arms divine, the coming together of the seed letter Trāṃ, A goddess gushing various flavors, having power over the three worlds, Young adolescent loveliness, a beautiful goddess with three eyes, Thus known as a passionate vajrī, observe great passionate love, The rite of Vāruṇī, completely purifies great passion”.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Varuṇī (वरुणी) is the name of a Goddess appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Mahārāṣṭra, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Goddess Varuṇī in Mahārāṣṭra], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Vāruṇī (वारुणी) refers to one of the eight Dikkumārīs living on the northern Rucaka mountains (in the Rucakadvīpa continent), according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “[...] Eight Dikkumārīs [viz., Vāruṇī] from the northern Rucaka Mountains came quickly by means of the Ābhiyogika-gods who had become chariots like the wind (in speed). After bowing to the Jina and to his mother and announcing their purpose as before, they stood on the left holding chauris, singing.[...].”.

Note: In the continent Rucakadvīpa is a circular mountain-ranges Rucaka. On this in the four directions are 4 temples, and on both sides of each temple are 4 mountain peaks, making 8 peaks in each direction. Each peak is inhabited by a Dikkumārī [viz., Vāruṇī].—(cf. ‘Die Kosmographie der Inder’ pp. 257f).

2) Vāruṇī (वारुणी) is the name of a Vidyādhara-city, situated on mount Vaitāḍhya (in the northern row), according to chapter 1.3.—Accordingly, “[...] Taking their families and all their retinue and ascending the best of cars, they went to Vaitāḍhya. [...] Ten yojanas above the earth, King Vinami made at once sixty cities in a northern row at the command of the Nāga-king. [viz., Vāruṇī]. Vinami himself, who had resorted to Dharaṇendra, inhabited the city Gaganavallabha, the capital of these. [...] The two rows of Vidyādhara-cities looked very magnificent, as if the Vyantara rows above were reflected below. After making many villages [viz., Vāruṇī] and suburbs, they established communities according to the suitability of place. The communities there were called by the same name as the community from which the men had been brought and put there. [...]”.

3) Vāruṇī (वारुणी) is the name of a vidyā subdued by Rāvaṇa, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.1 [origin of the rākṣasavaṃśa and vānaravaṃśa].—Accordingly, “[...] Rāvaṇa, knowing the highest good, not considering it worthless, remained motionless like a high mountain, absorbed in preeminent meditation. ‘Well done! Well done!’ was the cry of gods in the sky, and the Yakṣa-servants departed quickly, terrified. One thousand vidyās, the sky being lighted up by them, came to Daśāsya (=Rāvaṇa), saying aloud, ‘We are subject to you.’ [e.g., Vāruṇī, ...] great vidyās beginning with these were subdued by noble Daśāsya in just a few days because of his former good acts. [...]”.

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Vārūṇī (वारूणी) is the mother of Ārya Vyakta: the fourth of the eleven gaṇadharas (group-leader) of Mahāvīra.—Śramaṇa Lord Mahāvīra’s congregation had 11 gaṇadharas. All these were Brahmin householders from different places. All these gaṇadharas (for example, Ārya Vyakta) were Brahmins by caste and Vedic scholars. After taking initiation, they all studied the 11 Aṅgas. Hence, all of them had the knowledge of the 14 pūrvas and possessed special attainments (labdhis).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vāruṇī.—cf. mahāmahāvāruṇī, mahāvāruṇī (EI 25); name of a tithi. Note: vāruṇī 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Varuni in India is the name of a plant defined with Pongamia pinnata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pterocarpus flavus Lour. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1971)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Jard. Malmaison (1803)
· Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine (1899)
· FBI (1876)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vāruṇī : (f.) spirituous liquor.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vāruṇī, (f.) (cp. Sk. vāruṇī, with only ref. in BR. : Harivaṃśa 8432) 1. spirituous liquor A. III, 213; J. I, 251 (°vāṇija spirit merchant), 268; VI, 502.—2. an intoxicated woman; term for a female fortune-teller J. VI, 500 (Vāruṇī ‘va pavedhati; C. devatā-bhūta-paviṭṭhā yakkha-dāsī viya gahitā, i.e. possessed), 587 (vāruṇī ‘va pavedhentī; C. yakkh’āviṭṭhā ikkhaṇikā viya). (Page 609)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāruṇī (वारुणी).—f S The quarter of which the god varuṇa is regent, the west. 2 Spirituous liquor; esp. a liquor distilled from hogweed ground with the exudation from the Date or Palm.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vāruṇī (वारुणी).—f The west. Spirituous liquor.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāruṇi (वारुणि).—

1) Name of Agastya; अद्यापि दक्षिणोद्देशाद्वारुणिर्न निवर्तते (adyāpi dakṣiṇoddeśādvāruṇirna nivartate) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.14.14.

2) Of Bhṛgu.

Derivable forms: vāruṇiḥ (वारुणिः).

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Vāruṇī (वारुणी).—

1) The west (the quarter presided over by Varuṇa).

2) Any spirituous liquor; पयोऽपि शौण्डिकीहस्ते वारुणीत्यभिधीयते (payo'pi śauṇḍikīhaste vāruṇītyabhidhīyate) H.3.11; करस्पन्दोऽम्बरत्यागस्तेजोहानिः सरागता । वारुणीसंगजावस्था भानुनाप्यनुभूयते (karaspando'mbaratyāgastejohāniḥ sarāgatā | vāruṇīsaṃgajāvasthā bhānunāpyanubhūyate) || Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.178 (where both senses are intended); Kumārasambhava 4.12; Bhāgavata 1.65.19.

3) The asterism शतभिषज् (śatabhiṣaj).

4) Dūrvā grass.

5) Name of the wife of Varuṇa.

6) A kind of Dūrvā.

7) A kind of liquor; वारुणीं मदिरां पीत्वा मदोन्मथितचेतसाम् (vāruṇīṃ madirāṃ pītvā madonmathitacetasām) Bhāgavata 1.15.23.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vāruṇī (वारुणी).—name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 243.13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāruṇi (वारुणि).—m.

(-ṇiḥ) The saint Agastya. E. varuṇa Varuna, aff. of descent.

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Vāruṇī (वारुणी).—f. (-ṇī) 1. Any spirituous liquor, or more properly, a particular kind prepared from hogweed, ground with the juice of the date or palm, and then distilled. 2. The west, the region of Varuna. 3. The 25th lunar asterism, of which Varuna is the ruling deity. 4. A species of Durba-grass. E. varuṇa the deity, aṇ and ṅīṣ affs.

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

Vāruṇi (वारुणि).—[masculine] a patron. name.

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

1) Vāruṇī (वारुणी):—[from vāruṇa] a f. See below

2) Vāruṇi (वारुणि):—[from vāruṇa] 1. vāruṇi m. ‘son of Varuṇa’ [patronymic] of various persons ([especially] of Bhṛgu, Satya-dhṛti, Vasiṣṭha, Agastya etc.), [Brāhmaṇa; Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā; Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] 2. vāruṇi f. (mc.) = vāruṇī, spirituous liquor, [Harivaṃśa]

4) Vāruṇī (वारुणी):—[from vāruṇa] b f. the western quarter or region (presided over by Varuṇa), the west (with or without diś), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of [particular] serpents, [Gṛhya-sūtra]

6) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) of [particular] sacred texts, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

7) [v.s. ...] Varuṇa’s female Energy (personified either as his wife or as his daughter, produced at the churning of the ocean and regarded as the goddess of spirituous liquor), [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] a [particular] kind of spirit (prepared from hogweed mixed with the juice of the date or palm and distilled), any spirituous liquor, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva’s wife, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] a [particular] fast-day on the thirteenth of the dark half of Caitra, [Colebrooke]

11) [v.s. ...] Dūrvā grass or a similar species, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] colocynth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] the Nakṣatra Śata-bhiṣaj (ruled by Varuṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

1) Vāruṇi (वारुणि):—(ṇiḥ) 2. m. The sage Agastya.

2) Vāruṇī (वारुणी):—(ṇī) 3. f. A spirituous liquor; the west; the 25th lunar asterism; species of grass.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Varuṇī (वरुणी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Varuṇī, Vāruṇī.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vāruṇī (वारुणी):—(nf) wine, liquor.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Varuṇī (वरुणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Varuṇī.

2) Vāruṇī (वारुणी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāruṇī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāruṇi (ವಾರುಣಿ):—

1) [noun] the direction which the sun apparently sets in; the west.

2) [noun] the wife of Varuṇa, the God of Ocean.

3) [noun] the western direction personified as a woman.

4) [noun] a kind of spirit prepared from hogweed mixed with the juice of the date or palm and distilled.

5) [noun] any spirituous liquor.

6) [noun] the grass Cynodon dactylon ( = Panicum dactylon) of Poaceae family.

7) [noun] the perennial vine Citrullus colocynthis ( = Cucumis colocynthis) of Cucurbitaceae family, whose small, dried fruits are used in making a strong cathartic; colocynth.

8) [noun] the palm tree Caryota urens of Arecaceae family.

9) [noun] (yoga.) name of one of the astral tubes carrying prāṇa or nerve current.

10) [noun] name of a star in the southern constellation Aquarius; Sadalsud.

11) [noun] the thirteenth day of the second half of Caitra, the first lunar month in Hindu calendar.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Varuṇi (வருணி) [varuṇittal] 11 transitive verb < varṇ.

1. To depict, describe; புனைந்துரைத்தல். வரு ணித்தென்னே [punainthuraithal. varu nithenne] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 9, 1, 4).

2. To praise; தோத்திரித்தல். [thothirithal.]

3. To exaggerate; மிகை படக்கூறுதல். [migai padakkuruthal.] (W.)

4. To illustrate by analogy; உவமித்தல். [uvamithal.] (W.)

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Varuṇi (வருணி) noun < varṇin. Celibate student or Brahmacārin; பிரமசாரி. சீரிய வருணி [piramasari. siriya thirumadal varuni] (திருக்காளத். பு. பதிக. [thirukkalath. pu. pathiga.] 14).

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Varuṇi (வருணி) noun < varṇi. Gold; பொன். ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [pon. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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Vāruṇi (வாருணி) noun < vāruṇi. Sage Agastya; அகத்தியமுனிவன். (அபிதானசிந்தாமணிமேகலை) [agathiyamunivan. (apithanasindamani)]

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Vāruṇi (வாருணி) noun < vāruṇī.

1. The daughter of Varuṇa; வருணன் மகள். வருண னாருனை வாருணி யென்ன [varunan magal. varuna narunai varuni yenna] (காஞ்சிப்புராணம் வீராட். [kanchippuranam virad.] 44).

2. The consort of Varuṇa; வருணனது தேவி. [varunanathu thevi.]

3. See வாருணம்². ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [varunam². ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

4. The sōma plant; ஆட்டாங்கொடி. (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம்) [attangodi. (thailavarukkachurukkam)]

5. The 24th nakṣatra. See சதயம். [sathayam.] (W.)

6. See வாருணம்¹ [varunam¹], 2.

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Vārūṇi (வாரூணி) noun < vāruṇi. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி [yazhppanathu manippayagarathi])

1. See வாருணி¹. [varuni¹.]

2. The 25th nakṣatra. See பூரட்டாதி. [purattathi.]

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