Papahara, Pāpaharā, Papa-hara: 5 definitions



Papahara means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pāpahara (पापहर) refers to that which is “destructive of sins”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O foremost of sages, listen to the story of Śivā which is excellent, sanctifying, highly divine, auspicious and destructive of all sins (i.e., sarva-pāpahara). When the great goddess Satī, the daughter of Dakṣa, was sporting about on the Himālayas with Śiva, Menā, the beloved of Himācala thought that she was her own daughter and loved her like a mother with all kinds of nourishments”.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Pāpaharā (पापहरा) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.21). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pāpaharā) 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 dictionary

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

1) Pāpahara (पापहर):—[=pāpa-hara] [from pāpa] mfn. removing evil

2) [v.s. ...] n. a means of r° e°, [Varāha-mihira]

3) Pāpaharā (पापहरा):—[=pāpa-harā] [from pāpa-hara > pāpa] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pāpahara (पापहर):—(pāpa + hara)

1) das Böse wegnehmend, n. ein Mittel das Böse wegzunehmen: ājyaṃ pāpaharaṃ param [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 47, 52.] —

2) f. ā Nomen proprium eines Flusses [Mahābhārata 6, 330] [?(Viṣṇupurāṇa 183).]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pāpahara (पापहर):——

1) Adj. Böses wegnehmend ; n. ein Mittel dazu.

2) f. ā Nomen proprium eines Flusses.

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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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