Papanashana, Pāpanāśana, Papa-nashana: 8 definitions


Papanashana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Pāpanāśana can be transliterated into English as Papanasana or Papanashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Papanashana in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Pāpanāśana (पापनाशन).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.79, “After visiting the holy place named Śiva-kṣetra, Caitanya Mahāprabhu arrived at Pāpanāśana and there saw the temple of Lord Viṣṇu. Then He finally reached Śrī Raṅga-kṣetra”. According to some, the place known as Pāpanāśana was located eight miles southwest of Kumbhakonṇam. Others say that in the district of Tinebheli there is a city known as Pālamakoṭā and that Twenty miles west of there is the holy place known as Pāpanāśana, near the river Tāmraparṇī.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Pāpanāśana (पापनाशन) refers to “destruction of the wicked”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Holy vermillion sandlewood purifies, destroys the wicked (pāpanāśana), Daily revomes misfortune, (and) always yields good fortune”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)

Papanashana is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Papa-nashan.—Eight miles s. w. of Kumbakonam (Tanjore Gaz. 221). There is another city of this name 29 miles west of Palamkota, (in the Tinnevelly district). Here near a pagoda the Tamraparni river takes its last fall from the hills to the level country. (Tinn. Man. 91).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Papanashana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāpanāśana (पापनाशन).—a. destroying or expiating sin. (-naḥ) 1 Name of Śiva.

2) of Viṣṇu.

-nam expiation, atonement. (-nī, -nāśinī) 1 the wild Tulasī plant or Śamī.

Pāpanāśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāpa and nāśana (नाशन).

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

1) Pāpanāśana (पापनाशन):—[=pāpa-nāśana] [from pāpa] m. ‘destroying the wicked’, Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a temple of Viṣṇu

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Papanashana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Papanashana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pāpanāśana (ಪಾಪನಾಶನ):—[noun] destruction of sin; a delivering from sin and its punishments.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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