Vidvan, aka: Vidvān; 3 Definition(s)
Vidvan 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Vidvān (विद्वान्).—A Vaikuṇṭha god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 57.
1b) Bṛhangiras and a son of Varūtri.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 79; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 78.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
vidvān (विद्वान्).—a (S) Learned, erudite, versed in science or sacred knowledge. In comp. it becomes vidvat, and of this word the laws of euphony change the t into d, j, n, l &c.; as vidvatsabhā, vidvajjana, &c.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vidvān (विद्वान्).—a Learned.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.3 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 2.5.223 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Vasistha Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)