Vana

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Vana may refer to the following :

Places[edit]

  • Vana, Gujarat, a village on Saraushtra peninsula, western India
  • Vana State, a former princely state whose seat was in Vana, Gujarat
  • Vana, Iran, a village in Mazandaran Province, Iran

Fiction and mythology[edit]

  • Vána, a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium
  • The Vanir, a family of gods in Norse mythology

Other uses[edit]

  • The Hawaiian name for the sea urchin (also spelled as wana)
  • Van or Vana, meaning Forest in Sanskrit, Hindi and many Indian languages, giving rise to terms like Vana Parva (the Episode of Forest) in the epic Ramayana
  • D-alanine—(R)-lactate ligase, an enzyme
  • Váňa, a Czech surname