Arkaparṇa, aka: Arkaparna, Arka-parna; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Arkaparṇa (अर्कपर्ण).—A Mauneya Gandharva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Arkaparṇa (अर्कपर्ण) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.42, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Arkaparṇa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Arkaparṇa (अर्कपर्ण).—Name of the plant अर्क (arka).

-trā a kind of birthwort (sunandā, arkamūlā) with wedge-shaped leaves.

-tram, -rṇam the leaf of the अर्क (arka) plant.

Derivable forms: arkaparṇaḥ (अर्कपर्णः).

Arkaparṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms arka and parṇa (पर्ण). See also (synonyms): arkapatra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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