Venna, Vennā, Veṇṇā: 9 definitions

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Venna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Veṇṇā (वेण्णा) refers to the name of a River or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.9.18, II.9, III.83.29, III.83.31, III.86.3, VI.10.26). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Veṇṇā) 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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

Venna (circa A.D. 800-815) is the name of a member of the Kākatīya royal dynasty.—The first member of the Kākatīya family was Venna who claimed his descent from Durjaya. Regarding Venna, Bayyāram tank Inscription state that he ruled the earth from the town Kākati on account of which his family members were called Kākatīśas.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vennā (वेन्ना).—See वेणा (veṇā).

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

Vennā (वेन्ना).—f.

(-nnā) The name of a river. E. van to sound, Unadi aff. na, and i with the usual change, substituted for the vowel.

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

1) Veṇṇā (वेण्णा):—veṇyā, veṇvā See kṛṣṇa-v.

2) Vennā (वेन्ना):—f. (cf. veṇā and veṇvā) Name of a river, [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 8 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Vennā (वेन्ना):—(nnā) 1. f. A river.

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

Vennā (वेन्ना) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Veṇṇā.

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Venna 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Veṇṇā (वेण्णा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vennā.

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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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