Parapurusha, aka: Para-purusha, Parapuruṣa; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Parapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Parapurusa or Parapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Parapuruṣa (परपुरुष).—The best of Puruṣas; worshipped by one who has no desires and by one who desires everything including mokṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 3. 9, 10 and 12.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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God is para-puruṣa, the supreme self-conscious person. He is the same as Para-Brahman but while the latter is unmanifest, Para-Puruṣa is manifest.

Source: Google Books: Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Social Development

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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parapuruṣa (परपुरुष).—m (S) A strange man; any man, with reference to a woman, not her husband, brother, or near relation. 2 S A name of God.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parapuruṣa (परपुरुष).—m A strange man. Any man, with reference to a woman, not her husband, brother, or near relation.

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

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Parapuruṣa (परपुरुष).—

1) another man, a stranger.

2) the Supreme Spirit, Viṣṇu.

3) the husband of another woman.

Derivable forms: parapuruṣaḥ (परपुरुषः).

Parapuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and puruṣa (पुरुष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parapuruṣa (परपुरुष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) 1. A name of Vishnu. 2. Another man. E. para supreme, or other, and puruṣa a man.

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