Ekarnava, aka: Ekārṇava, Eka-arnava; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ekārṇava (एकार्णव).—A condition of deluge when Brahmā emerges out of the waters, enveloping the universe. The Lord becomes avyakta; now is the avatār of Haṃsa-Nārāyaṇa;1 full of darkness; of 1000 devavarṣas or years.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 173, 181, 234; Matsya-purāṇa 166. 17; 167. 1 & 48; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 179.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 110; 24. 8; 26-7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

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ēkārṇava (एकार्णव).—n S (One wide sea.) Universal deluge.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkārṇava (एकार्णव).—m (One wide sea.) Universal deluge.

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

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Ekārṇava (एकार्णव).—general flood, universal deluge; अयं ह्युत्सहते क्रुद्धः कर्तुमे- कार्णवं जगत् (ayaṃ hyutsahate kruddhaḥ kartume- kārṇavaṃ jagat) Rām.5.49.2.

Derivable forms: ekārṇavaḥ (एकार्णवः).

Ekārṇava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and arṇava (अर्णव).

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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