Vrindavana, aka: Vṛndāvana, Vrindāvana, Vrinda-vana; 9 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Vṛndāvana can be transliterated into English as Vrndavana or Vrindavana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Vṛndāvana (वृन्दावन).—Sacred to Rādhā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 33. 24; 36. 32. Matsya-purāṇa 13. 38; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 25. 4.

2) Vrindāvana (व्रिन्दावन).—The Gopas immigrated to this forest region from Vraja to avoid omens that threatened that place.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 6. 24 ff; 16. 1.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Vṛndāvana (वृन्दावन)—One of the seven forests on the western bank of the Yamunā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Finally, in perhaps his most famous “battle” in Vṛndāvana, Kṛṣṇa defeats the many-headed serpent Kaliya. Kaliya lives in a nearby stream and has poisoned its waters, causing the death of many cattle. Kṛṣṇa arrives on the scene, surveys the situation, climbs into a tree, and leaps into the poisonous waters, where he begins to bait the monster by swimming and playing there. The enraged Kaliya emerges from his lair beneath the watersm and the battle begins.

Source: Google Books: The Sword and the Flute

Vrindavana : A wood in the district of Mathura where Krishna passed his youth, under the name of Gopala, among the cowherds.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

1) Vṛndāvana (वृन्दावन).—Kṛṣṇa’s eternal abode, where He fully manifests His quality of sweetness.

2) Vṛndāvana (वृन्दावन).—The village on this earth in which He enacted His childhood pastimes five thousand years ago.

3) Vṛndāvana (वृन्दावन).—The topmost transcendental abode of the Supreme Lord. It is His personal spiritual abode descended to the earthly plane. It is situated on the Western bank of the river Yamunā.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

India history and geogprahy

Vṛndāvana (वृन्दावन) is the son of Kālīsahāya and the grandson of Durgāsahāya (C. 1775-1850 C.E.): author of Vṛttavivecana and the son of Vilāsa and grandson of Śrīrāma Miśra. Durgāsahāya was also the father of Kālīsahāya and grandfather of Vṛndāvana. He hailed from Pañcāla (presently Punjab) and belonged to the class of Sārasvata Brahmins, who were resided on the banks of river Sarasvatī. He belonged to Vatsagotra and his family name is Jaitaliya (K. V. Sarma says that this Jaitali is modern Jaitely). Durgāsahāya describes the name of his father and grandfather in the penultimate verse of Vṛttavivecana. Other references are collected from the introduction of K. V. Sarma to his edition of Vṛttavivecana.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vṛndāvana (वृंदावन).—n (S) The little tower-form erection of earth and stones in which the tuḷasa (Holy basil) is planted. 2 The name of a wood near gōkūḷa, a place of resort and sport of Krishn̤a, now a place of pilgrimage. 3 A plant of the genus Cucumis; distinguished into kaḍū vṛndāvana & gōḍa vṛndāvana. vṛndāvanaphala n is understood esp. of Cucumis colocynthis, Colocynth.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vṛndāvana (वृंदावन).—n A raised bed for Basil plant.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vṛndāvana (वृन्दावन).—

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: vṛndāvanam (वृन्दावनम्).

Vṛndāvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛndā and vana (वन). See also (synonyms): vṛndāraṇya.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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.

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