Brahmaparayana, Brahmapārāyaṇa, Brahman-parayana, Brahmaparāyana, Brahma-parayana: 3 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Brahmapārāyaṇa (ब्रह्मपारायण).—a complete study of the Vedas, the entire Veda; याज्ञवल्क्यो मुनिर्यस्मै ब्रह्मपारायणं जगौ (yājñavalkyo muniryasmai brahmapārāyaṇaṃ jagau) U.4.9; Mv.1.14.
Derivable forms: brahmapārāyaṇam (ब्रह्मपारायणम्).
Brahmapārāyaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and pārāyaṇa (पारायण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmapārāyaṇa (ब्रह्मपारायण):—[=brahma-pārāyaṇa] [from brahma-pāra > brahma > brahman] n. a complete study of the Veda, [Uttararāma-carita; Mahāvīra-caritra]
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.
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Brahmaparāyana refers to: devoted to Brahmā Miln. 234.
Note: brahmaparāyana is a Pali compound consisting of the words brahma and parāyana.
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.
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