Abrahmastambaparyanta, Ābrahmastambaparyanta, Abrahma-stambaparyanta: 3 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ābrahmastambaparyanta (आब्रह्मस्तम्बपर्यन्त) refers to “from Brahmā down to a blade of grass”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Menā: “[...] Whatever is seen in the universe from Brahmā down to a blade of grass (ābrahmastambaparyanta) is identical with Śiva. Know it. There need not be any hesitation in this matter. He alone, in the course of his divine sport, has incarnated himself in divine form. It was by the fascination of Pārvatī’s penance that He has come to your threshold. Hence, O wife of Himavat, eschew your sorrow. Worship Śiva. You will have great pleasure. All pain will be quelled”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ābrahmastambaparyanta (आब्रह्मस्तम्बपर्यन्त).—From Brahmā to grass.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 110. 21, 64.
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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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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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