Anirvinna, Anirviṇṇa: 3 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Anirvinna in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anirviṇṇa (अनिर्विण्ण) refers to “not being distressed” (by severe austerities performed in the late winter season), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “O great sage, when the Asura Tāraka was killed by Skanda, the son of Śiva, his three sons performed austerities. [...] In the late winter they stayed under water or wore wet dripping silken cloth or allowed themselves to be covered with dew drops. They were not at all vexed or distressed (anirviṇṇa) thereby. They gradually increased the severity of their austerities. Thus the three excellent sons of Tāraka performed penance with Brahmā as the object of their worship. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

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

Anirviṇṇa (अनिर्विण्ण).—a. Not depressed or fatigued; an epithet of Viṣṇu.

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

Anirviṇṇa (अनिर्विण्ण):—[=a-nirviṇṇa] mfn. not downcast.

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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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