Paramanuka, Paramāṇuka: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Paramanuka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Paramāṇuka (परमाणुक).—(Paramāṇu): (1/10) more than Bhūtādi; is sūkṣma and cannot be ascertained by bhāva; that which could not be consolidated; the first Paramāṇu of Pramāṇas is the particle of dust seen through the inner window by the sun's rays.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 1; XII. 4. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 116-18. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 117, 227-9.
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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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