Vrindaranya, aka: Vṛndāraṇya, Vrinda-aranya; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Vṛndāraṇya can be transliterated into English as Vrndaranya or Vrindaranya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Vṛndāraṇya (वृन्दारण्य).—

1) Name of a forest near Gokula; वृन्दारण्ये वसतिधुना केवलं दुःखहेतुः (vṛndāraṇye vasatidhunā kevalaṃ duḥkhahetuḥ) Pad. D.38, 41; R.6.5; वृन्दा यत्र तपस्तेपे तत्तु वृन्दावनं स्मृतम् । वृन्दयाऽत्र कृता क्रीडा तेन वा मुनिपुङ्गव (vṛndā yatra tapastepe tattu vṛndāvanaṃ smṛtam | vṛndayā'tra kṛtā krīḍā tena vā munipuṅgava) || Brav. P.

2) a raised mound of earth to plant and preserve the holy basil.

Derivable forms: vṛndāraṇyam (वृन्दारण्यम्).

Vṛndāraṇya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛndā and araṇya (अरण्य). See also (synonyms): vṛndāvana.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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