Vivardhana: 12 definitions
Vivardhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Vivardhana (विवर्धन).—A King in ancient India. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Stanza 21, that this King was a prominent member of the assembly of Yudhiṣṭhira.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Vivardhana (विवर्धन) refers to an “increase (in digestive fire)”, according to the Dattātreyayogaśāstra 67c-d-69a-b:—Accordingly, “When purification of the channels occurs, signs manifest externally on the Yogin’s body. I shall mention all of them; lightness of body, radiance, an increase in digestive fire (jaṭharāgni-vivardhana) and then leanness of the body should certainly arise”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Vivardhana (विवर्धन) refers to “that which increases (comfort and welfare)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān taught the great heart-dhāraṇī], “Serpent chiefs, this great heart-dhāraṇī, called Tathāgata Vow Garuḍa Flame, wards off all hostile Nāgas, destroys and keeps back all clouds, thunderbolts, winds and lightning, protects crops, guards flowers, fruits and trees, produces the fruit of immortality, increases (vivardhana) comfort and welfare. [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) Increase, augmentation, growth.
3) Enlargement, aggrandisement.
4) Cutting, dividing.
Derivable forms: vivardhanam (विवर्धनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vivardhana (विवर्धन) or Vivarddhana.—n.
(-naṃ) 1. Increase. 2. Aggrandizement. 3. Cutting, dividing. E. vi before vṛdh to increase, to cut, lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vivardhana (विवर्धन).—i. e. vi-vṛdh + ana, I. adj. 1. Growing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 41. 2. Furthering, increasing, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 106; [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 57 (but cf. v. r. Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1217). Ii. n. Increase.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vivardhana (विवर्धन).—[feminine] ī (ā) increasing, strengthening, furthering (—°); [neuter] growth, increase, welfare.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vivardhana (विवर्धन):—[=vi-vardhana] [from vi-vardh] 1. vi-vardhana n. (for 2. See under vi-√vṛdh) the act of cutting off, cutting, dividing, [Horace H. Wilson]
2) [=vi-vardhana] [from vi-vṛdh] 2. vi-vardhana mf(ī, rarely ā)n. (for 1. See under vi-√vardh) augmenting, increasing, furthering, promoting ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a warrior, [Mahābhārata]
4) [v.s. ...] n. growth, increase, prosperity, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vivardhana (विवर्धन):—(nm) magnification/magnifying; growing; ~[rdhita] magnified; grown.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a developing or being developed; development.
2) [noun] a kind of disease of the teeth.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Harshavivardhana, Vivaddhana, Brahmavivardhana, Vivardhaniya, Shokavivardhana, Buddhivivardhana, Nandivivardhana, Suhricchokavivardhana, Vivarddhana, Dharmavivardhana, Vivardhane, Paundravardhana, Jatharagni, Vivardhin, Digestive fire, Agnivivardhana, Harsha, Buddhi.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Vivardhana, Vi-vardhana, Vivardhanā; (plurals include: Vivardhanas, vardhanas, Vivardhanās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.34 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 1.4.66 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 1.4.90-91 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (by Fa-Hien)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.6.24 < [Chapter 6 - The Story of the Ayodhyā Women]
Verse 4.2.1 < [Chapter 2 - The Story of the Gopīs That Had Been Sages]
Verse 4.11.1 < [Chapter 11 - The Story of the Gopīs that were Residents of...]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 37 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (9): Agni-vivardhana rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)