Vidravana, Vidrāvaṇa: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vidrāvaṇa (विद्रावण).—One of the sons born to Kaśyapa by Manu. (Matsya Purāṇa 6: 18).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vidrāvaṇa (विद्रावण).—A son of Danu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 18.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Vidrāvaṇa (विद्रावण) is the name of a Rākṣasa 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 Vidrāvaṇa).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Driving or scaring away, putting to flight, defeating.
3) Destruction (vinā- śana); विराधाख्यदुरातङ्कविद्रावणमहौषधम् (virādhākhyadurātaṅkavidrāvaṇamahauṣadham) Viś. Guṇa.6.
Derivable forms: vidrāvaṇam (विद्रावणम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vidrāvaṇa (विद्रावण).—(see also prec.), name of a rākṣasa king: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 17.28.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ) 1. Causing to flow or melt, fusing. 2. Driving away, chasing, defeating. E. vi before, dru to run, &c., causal v., lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vidrāvaṇa (विद्रावण).—[adjective] & [neuter] driving asunder, putting to flight; [neuter] also flight.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vidravaṇa (विद्रवण):—[=vi-dravaṇa] [from vi-drava > vi-dru] n. running away, [Āpastamba]
2) Vidrāvaṇa (विद्रावण):—[=vi-drāvaṇa] [from vi-drāva > vi-dru] mfn. putting to flight, [Kāvya literature]
3) [v.s. ...] agitating, perplexing, [Dhūrtanartaka]
4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa]
5) [v.s. ...] n. the act of putting to flight, [Chandomañjarī]
6) [v.s. ...] fleeing, flight, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vidrāvaṇa (विद्रावण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Idem.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a destroying or being destroyed completely; destruction.
2) [noun] a kind of movement or mode in mace-fight.
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Vidrāvaṇa (ವಿದ್ರಾವಣ):—[adjective] driving back or away.
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1) [noun] the act of driving back or away.
2) [noun] the act, process of melting a metal.
3) [noun] the state of being completely destroyed; destruction.
4) [noun] he who destroys, demolishes or obliterates.
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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