Brahmaparshadya, Brahmapārṣadya, Brahma-parshadya: 4 definitions



Brahmaparshadya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Brahmapārṣadya can be transliterated into English as Brahmaparsadya or Brahmaparshadya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Brahmaparshadya in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Brahmapārṣadya (ब्रह्मपार्षद्य) refers to “Brahmā’s retinue” and represents one of the eighteen “gods of the form-realms” (rūpāvacaradeva) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., brahma-pārṣadya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmaparshadya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Brahmapārṣadya (ब्रह्मपार्षद्य) or Brahma-pāriṣadya.—once -pārṣada, m. pl. (= Pali °pārisajja), usually with deva, q.v., one (usually the 2d or 3d) of the classes of the rūpāvacara gods of the first dhyānabhūmi: °pāriṣadya Mahāvastu ii.348.19; Mahāvyutpatti 3086; °pārṣadya Lalitavistara 150.5; Mahāvastu ii.360.14; Dharmasaṃgraha 128; Divyāvadāna 568.26; °pārṣada Gaṇḍavyūha 249.15 (prose).

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

Brahmapārṣadya (ब्रह्मपार्षद्य):—[=brahma-pārṣadya] [from brahma > brahman] m. [plural] (with Buddhists) Brahmā’s retinue, Name of a class of deities, [Lalita-vistara] (cf. [Dharmasaṃgraha 128]).

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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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