Paraparatva, Parāparatva, Parapara-tva: 4 definitions


Paraparatva 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»] — Paraparatva in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Parāparatva (परापरत्व) refers to “(that which is divided into) the superior and the inferior”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 268).—Accordingly, “Now the lokadharmiṇī is divided into the superior and the inferior (parāparatva). Of these the superior bestows Śivahood. And it is said: ‘Having purified the pure and impure karma situated on the cosmic path, whichever [initiation] brings about liberation is the supreme lokadharmiṇī [initiation]’”

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paraparatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Parāparatva (परापरत्व):—[=parāpara-tva] [from parāpara > para] n. higher and lower degree, absolute and relative state, priority and posteriority

2) [v.s. ...] the state of being both a genus and a species, [Bhāṣāpariccheda]

[Sanskrit to German]

Paraparatva 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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