Abhayaprada, Abhaya-prada: 9 definitions


Abhayaprada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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»] — Abhayaprada in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Abhayaprada (अभयप्रद) refers to “one who bestows protection (to devotees)” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “O lord of the gods, O bestower of protection (abhayaprada) to your devotees, Obeisance, Obeisance to you many times, O merciful lord Śiva. Wonderful indeed, O great lord, is your divine sport, conferring happiness to all good men, O Śiva, kinsman to the distressed, O lord. We are deluded in our intellects. We are ignorant of the procedure of your worship, O eternal one. We do not know your invocation nor your wonderful course, O lord. [...]”.

Purana book cover
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.

Discover the meaning of abhayaprada in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhayaprada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhayaprada (अभयप्रद).—a. giving a guarantee or promise of safety; भयेष्वभयदः (bhayeṣvabhayadaḥ) Rām.; °प्रद (prada); ऐश्वर्यमभयप्रदः (aiśvaryamabhayapradaḥ) Manusmṛti 4.232.

-daḥ an Arhat of the Jainas; Name of Viṣṇu.

Abhayaprada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhaya and prada (प्रद). See also (synonyms): abhayada, abhayadāyin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayaprada (अभयप्रद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) One who grants safety. E. abhaya fearlessness. prada who gives.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayaprada (अभयप्रद).—[adjective] giving safety.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayaprada (अभयप्रद):—[=a-bhaya-prada] [from a-bhaya] mfn. giving safety, [Manu-smṛti iv, 232, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayaprada (अभयप्रद):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-daḥ-dā-dam) The same as abhayada. E. abhaya and prada.

[Sanskrit to German]

Abhayaprada in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of abhayaprada in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhayaprada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhayaprada (ಅಭಯಪ್ರದ):—[adjective] assuring security and safety.

--- OR ---

Abhayaprada (ಅಭಯಪ್ರದ):—[noun] a man who assures security and safety.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of abhayaprada in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: