Parapavana, Parāpavana, Parapāvana, Para-pavana: 3 definitions

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Parapavana 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»] — Parapavana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Parapāvana (परपावन) refers to that which is “sanctifying”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] thus I have described the fascinating story of Satī (i.e., satīcaritra) to you which confers worldly pleasures and salvation, which is divine and bestows all wishes. This narrative is flawless, pure, sanctifying (i.e., parapāvana), conferring heavenly pleasures, glory, longevity and the pleasure of sons and grandsons”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Parāpavana (परापवन):—[=parā-pavana] [from parā-pū] n. cleansing away, removing by purification, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

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Parapavana 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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