Parakarana, Parākaraṇa, Parakāraṇa: 6 definitions


Parakarana 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Parakarana in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Parakāraṇa (परकारण) refers to the “supreme cause” (of all the world), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.22cd-28ab]—“[...] That is supreme strength, that is supreme amṛt. The highest of splendors is highest light of light. The divine Lord is the supreme cause (parakāraṇakāraṇaṃ param) of all the world. The creator, supporter, and destroyer are not as strong as this. This receptacle of mantras is the word of all perfections and characteristics [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Parākaraṇa (पराकरण).—The act of setting aside, rejecting, disregarding, disdaining.

Derivable forms: parākaraṇam (पराकरणम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parākaraṇa (पराकरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Disdaining, disregarding, rejecting. E. parā before, kṛ to do, lyuṭ aff.

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

Parākaraṇa (पराकरण):—[=parā-karaṇa] [from parā-kṛ] n. setting aside, disdaining, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parākaraṇa (पराकरण):—[parā-karaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Disdaining.

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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»] — Parakarana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Parakaraṇa (ಪರಕರಣ):—[noun] = ಪರಿಕರಣೆ [parikarane].

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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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