Viryavan, Vīryavān: 5 definitions


Viryavan 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)

[«previous next»] — Viryavan in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vīryavān (वीर्यवान्).—An eternal Viśvadeva. (god concerned with offerings to the Manes. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 31).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vīryavān (वीर्यवान्).—A Deva gandharva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 38.
Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Vīryavān is the name of a Serpent (sarpa) mentioned in the thirty-fifth chapter (verses 4-17) of the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata.—Accordingly, Sauti, on being implored by Śaunaka to name all the serpents in the course of the sarpa-sattra, tells him that it is humanly impossible to give a complete list because of their sheer multiplicity; but would name the prominent ones in accordance with their significance [e.g., Vīryavān].

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vīryavān (वीर्यवान्).—a (S) Possessed of sperma genitale. 2 fig. Having strength, vigor, virtue, potency, capability of performance or of endurance generally. 3 Heroic, valorous, brave.

context information

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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Viryavan in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vīryavān (वीर्यवान्):—adj. courageous; vigorous; manly; sexually virile;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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