Varunya, Vāruṇya, Vāruṇyā: 5 definitions


Varunya 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Vāruṇyā (वारुण्या) [=Vāruṇī?] 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāruṇya (वारुण्य).—a. Relating to वारुणी (vāruṇī) (liquor); भवनं पश्य वारुण्यं यदेतत् सर्वकाञ्चनम् यत् प्राप्य सुरतां प्राप्ताः सुराः सुरपतेः सखे (bhavanaṃ paśya vāruṇyaṃ yadetat sarvakāñcanam yat prāpya suratāṃ prāptāḥ surāḥ surapateḥ sakhe) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.98.14.

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

Varuṇya (वरुण्य).—[adjective] coming from or belonging to Varuṇa; [with] āpas standing water.

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

1) Varuṇya (वरुण्य):—[from vara] mf(ā)n. coming from Varuṇa, belonging to him etc., [Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (f. [plural] with āpaḥ, ‘stagnant water’).

2) Vāruṇya (वारुण्य):—[from vāruṇa] mfn. relating to Varuṇa

3) [v.s. ...] n. illusion, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German]

Varunya in German

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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 (even English!). 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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