Adipurana, Ādipurāṇa, Adi-purana: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adipurana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ādipurāṇa (आदिपुराण).—Ten thousand and six hundred ślokas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 7.
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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»] — Adipurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādipurāṇa (आदिपुराण).—the first Purāṇa, Name of the Brahma-Purāṇa. Name of a Jaina religious book.

Derivable forms: ādipurāṇam (आदिपुराणम्).

Ādipurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādi and purāṇa (पुराण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ādipurāṇa (आदिपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—L. 553. Khn. 24. Ben. 56. Rādh. 43. Quoted in Śaktiratnākara Oxf. 101^b, in Vamanapurāṇa Oxf. 45^b, by Mādhavācārya Oxf. 270^a, by Hemādri in Caturvargacintāmaṇi, etc. Ādipuraṇe Parvatavarṇanastotra. Burnell. 201^b. -Vāyavīyasaṃhitā. Ben. 56.
—Vijayayantrakalpa. Peters. 2. 197.
—Vṛndāvanamāhātmya. Bhr. 30.
—Śakrastuti. Burnell. 201^a.

2) Ādipurāṇa (आदिपुराण):—Stein 199. Ādipurāṇe Narasiṃhacaturdaśīmāhātmya. Stein 199.
—Nīlanāgamāhātmya. Stein 199.
—Naubandhanamāhātmya. Stein 199.
—Brahmakhaṇḍa. Rgb. 95.
—Śāradāmāhātmya. Stein 199.

3) Ādipurāṇa (आदिपुराण):—Ulwar 805.

Ādipurāṇa has the following synonyms: Brahmapurāṇa.

4) Ādipurāṇa (आदिपुराण):—Bd. 136. Io. 856. 1225. Ādipurāṇe Gāruḍapitṛstotra. Cr. (two Mss.).
—Viṣṇunāmāṣṭaka. Cr.

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

1) Ādipurāṇa (आदिपुराण):—[=ādi-purāṇa] [from ādi] n. ‘the primitive Purāṇa’, Name of the Brahma-purāṇa

2) [v.s. ...] of a Jaina religious, book.

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Adipurana 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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