Arkaparṇa, Arkaparna, Arka-parna: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Arkaparṇa (अर्कपर्ण).—A Mauneya Gandharva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 2.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Arkaparṇa (अर्कपर्ण).—m.

(-rṇaḥ) Swallow wort, (Asclepias gigantea,) or Calotropis. E. raka the sun, parṇa a leaf.

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

1) Arkaparṇa (अर्कपर्ण):—[=arka-parṇa] n. the leaf of the Arka plant, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the Arka plant

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a snake demon, [Mahābhārata i, 2551.]

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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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