Dharmaparayana, Dharmaparāyaṇa, Dharma-parayana: 6 definitions


Dharmaparayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dharmaparāyaṇa (धर्मपरायण) refers to a one who is “righteous”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] O righteous one (i.e., dharmaparāyaṇa), how is it that the sacrifice has been broken by you? O great God, you are a benefactor of Brahmins. O lord, how can you be a destroyer of sacrificers? You are the protector of virtue, Brahmins and cows. O lord, you are the shelter for all living beings and worthy of being bowed to”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmaparayana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmaparāyaṇa (धर्मपरायण).—ad (S) In charity; as a religious act; without charge; gratuitously--giving, serving. 2 Justly, equitably, with religious strictness and verity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dharmaparāyaṇa (धर्मपरायण).—a Religious; charitable.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmaparayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dharmaparāyaṇa (धर्मपरायण).—[adjective] holding law or virtue above all, righteous, virtuous.

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

Dharmaparāyaṇa (धर्मपरायण):—[=dharma-parāyaṇa] [from dharma > dhara] mfn. idem, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Dharmaparayana in German

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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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