Parṇada, Parnada: 6 definitions


Parṇada 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)

[«previous next»] — Parṇada in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Parṇāda (पर्णाद).—An ancient sage of Bhārata. He was a member of the court of Yudhiṣṭhira (Śloka 18, Chapter 4, Sabhā Parva).

2) Parṇāda (पर्णाद).—A brahmin of the country of Vidarbha. It was Parṇāda who was sent out to know whether Nala was alive and he found out Nala living in disguise under the name of Bāhuka and after collecting all information about him returned to Vidarbha. (See under Damayantī).

3) Parṇāda (पर्णाद).—A sage who acted as priest for a yāga conducted by a brahmin named Satya who lived in the country of Vidarbha. (Śloka 8, Chapter 273, Śānti Parva).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Parṇada in Hinduism glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Parṇada (पर्णाद): The name of a brahman who brought news of Nala to Damayanti.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Parṇāda (पर्णाद).—[masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Parṇāda (पर्णाद):—[from parṇa > parṇ] m. ‘feeding upon leaves’, Name of an ancient sage, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a Brāhman, [Nalopākhyāna]

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Parṇada 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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