Abhayapradana, Abhayapradāna, Abhaya-pradana: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Abhayapradana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Abhayapradāna (अभयप्रदान) refers to the “gift of protection (to a living being)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.5 (“The Tripuras are fascinated).—Accordingly, as Arihan said to the Lord of the Three Cities: “O ruler of the Asuras, listen to my statement, pregnant with wisdom. It is the essence of the Vedānta and bears high esoteric importance. [...] Protection shall be granted to the frightened, medicine to the sick, learning to the student and food to the hungry. All sorts of charitable gifts recommended by the sages do not merit even a sixteenth part of the gift of protection to a living being (jīva-abhayapradāna). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Abhayapradāna (अभयप्रदान).—giving a promise, assurance, or guarantee of safety or protection (from danger); सर्वप्रदानेष्वभयप्रदानम् (sarvapradāneṣvabhayapradānam) (pradhānam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.29; सर्वतः प्रतिगृह्णीयान्मध्वथाभयदक्षिणाम् (sarvataḥ pratigṛhṇīyānmadhvathābhayadakṣiṇām) Manusmṛti 4.247.

Derivable forms: abhayapradānam (अभयप्रदानम्).

Abhayapradāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhaya and pradāna (प्रदान). See also (synonyms): abhayadakṣiṇā, abhayadāna.

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

Abhayapradāna (अभयप्रदान).—n.

(-naṃ) Assurance of safety or protection. E. abhaya, and pradāna giving.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Abhayapradāna (अभयप्रदान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—bhakti acording to the Rāmānuja sect, by Varadācārya. Oudh. Viii, 26.
—by Veṅkaṭanātha. Oudh. Xvi, 136. See Abhayadānasāra.

2) Abhayapradāna (अभयप्रदान):—bhakti, according to the Rāmānuja school, by Varadācārya. Ulwar 1547.

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

Abhayapradāna (अभयप्रदान):—[=a-bhaya-pradāna] [from a-bhaya] n. = -dāna, [Pañcatantra]

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

Abhayapradāna (अभयप्रदान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) The same as abhayadāna. E. abhaya and pradāna.

[Sanskrit to German]

Abhayapradana in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Abhayapradāna (ಅಭಯಪ್ರದಾನ):—[noun] = ಅಭಯದಾನ [abhayadana].

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

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