Vidvan, aka: Vidvān; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Vidvan in Purana glossaries]

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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

[Vidvan in Marathi glossaries]

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
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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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