Varya, Vārya: 12 definitions


Varya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Varya (वर्य) refers to “foremost”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O celestial sage, of great intellect, O foremost of my sons [i.e., putra-varya], whose sacred rites are laudable, I explain the entire story after thinking on Śiva. Listen. O Nārada, first of all, you hear the birth of Tāraka himself, to secure whose death great effort was made by the gods depending on Śiva. My son Marīci begot Kaśyapa who married thirteen daughters of Dakṣa. [...]”.

2) Varya (वर्य) refers to “riches” (i.e., wealth), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] For the residence of Brahmā, seven wonderful abodes were created in a trice. They had great brilliance. A brilliant abode of Viṣṇu called Vaikuṇṭha, with wonderful features, was created in a trice. Viśvakarman created a wonderfully divine palace for the lord of gods endowed with all riches (varya-samanvita). Wonderful mansions for the guardians of the quarters were erected by Viśvakarman. They were beautiful and large. Mansions of various kinds were built by him for other gods too. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Varya (वर्य).—The Rākṣasa presiding over the month of Nabha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 37.
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varya (वर्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, proper) to be chosen; eligible &c. 2 Chief, main, principal, choice. In comp. as dvijavarya, gurūvarya, naravarya.

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

varya (वर्य).—a Chief. (Proper) to be chosen. Eligible; in comp. as dvijavarya, guruvarya.

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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

Varya (वर्य).—a. [vṛ-yat]

1) To be chosen or selected, eligible.

2) Best, most excellent, chief, principal (mostly at the end of comp.); अन्वीतः स कतिपयैः किरातवर्यैः (anvītaḥ sa katipayaiḥ kirātavaryaiḥ) Kirātārjunīya 12.54.

-ryaḥ The god of love.

-ryā 1 A girl choosing her own husband.

2) A girl in general.

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Vārya (वार्य).—a.

1) To be chosen.

2) Precious, valuable.

-ryaḥ A fencing wall, rampart; वार्यफलकपर्यन्तां पिबन्निक्षुमनीं नदीम् (vāryaphalakaparyantāṃ pibannikṣumanīṃ nadīm) Rām.1.7.3.

-ryam A blessing, boon. -(pl.) Possessions.

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

Varya (वर्य) or Varyya.—mfn.

(-ryaḥ-ryā-ryaṃ) 1. Chief, principal. 2. To be applied to for aid or a boon, &c. 2. To be chosen or selected. 3. To be yielded to, or indulged. m.

(-ryaḥ) Kamadeva. f.

(-ryā) A girl choosing her own husband. E. bar to ask as a boon, or vṛ to choose, yat aff., form irr.

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Vārya (वार्य).—n.

(-ryaṃ) A boon, a blessing.

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Vārya (वार्य) or Vāryya.—mfn.

(-ryaḥ-ryā-ryaṃ) 1. To be selected or appointed. 2. To be impeded, checked, stopped, &c. E. vṛṅ to choose, aff. ṇyat .

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

Varya (वर्य).—[adjective] to be chosen ([especially] in marriage), excellent, best of ([genetive] or —°).

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Vārya (वार्य).—1. [adjective] to be checked or restrained; [masculine] wall.

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Vārya (वार्य).—2. [adjective] to be chosen, precious, dear. [masculine] treasure, jewel.

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

1) Varya (वर्य):—mf(ā)n. ([from] √2. vṛ) to be chosen, eligible, to be asked or obtained in marriage, [Pāṇini 3-i, 101 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) excellent, eminent, chief, principal, best of ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) m. the god of love, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Varyā (वर्या):—[from varya] f. a girl who chooses her husband, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Vārya (वार्य):—[from vār] 1. vārya mfn. (for 2. and 3. See p. 944, col. 1) watery, aquatic, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [from vāra] 2. vārya mfn. (for 1. See p. 943, col. 3) to be warded off or prevented or checked or impeded, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] m. a wall, [Rāmāyaṇa]

8) [from vāra] 3. vārya mfn. to be chosen, [Pāṇini 3-1, 101 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

9) [v.s. ...] precious, valuable, [Ṛg-veda]

10) [v.s. ...] n. treasure, wealth, goods, [ib.]

11) 4. vārya m. (for 1. 2. 3. See pp. 943, col. 3, and 944, col. 1) [patronymic] (?), [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

1) Varya (वर्य):—[(ryyaḥ-ryyā-ryyaṃ)] 1. m. Kāmadeva. f. A girl choosing her own husband. a. Chief; influential.

2) Vārya (वार्य):—[(ryyaḥ-ryyā-ryyaṃ) a.] That should be selected, or impeded.

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

Varya (वर्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vajja.

[Sanskrit to German]

Varya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varya (ವರ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is to be chosen.

2) [adjective] fit; proper; appropriate.

3) [adjective] better; superior; excellent.

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Varya (ವರ್ಯ):—[noun] an ecellent man.

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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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