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Aparanta, aka: Aparānta; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Aparanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1a) Aparānta (अपरान्त).—A northern kingdom.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 46; III. 62. 39; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 51; Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 81.

1b) The people of the western country.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 16.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Pali

aparanta : 1. the last end; 2. the future; 3. name of a country in Western India.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

General definition (in Buddhism)

Mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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