Paragana, Paragaṇā: 6 definitions

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Paragana means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Paraganā.—(Chamba, etc.), parganā; a territorial division; subdivision of a district, same as pratijāgaraṇaka of the Paramāra charters. Note: paraganā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paragaṇā (परगणा).—m ( P) A large division of country with one or more towns at the head, a district. See dēśa. Applied fig. to an extensive business, a business of much detail and many minutiæ. Ex. kāmācā ēvaḍhā pa0 paḍalā tō kadhīṃ aṭapēla?

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

paragaṇā (परगणा).—m A large division of country with one or more towns at the head, a district. An extensive business.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Paraganā (परगना):—(nm) an administrative sub-division comprising a number of villages; -[hākima] administrative head of a [paraganā],

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Parāgaṇa (परागण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Parakīya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paragaṇa (ಪರಗಣ):—[noun] an administrative division of a country or state; a district.

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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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