Parardha, Para-ardha, Parārdha: 10 definitions
Parardha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 240. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 3. 5.
- 2) Ib. I. 3. 27-8; VI. 3. 4.
- 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 4-31.
- 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 92, 99.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Parārdha (परार्ध) refers to:—Half of Brahmā’s life. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
parārdha (परार्ध).—n (S) A half of the life-term of Brahma.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
parārdha (परार्ध).—n A half of the life-term of Brahma.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the other part (opp. pūrvārdha); the latter half; दिनस्य पूर्वार्धपरार्धभिन्ना छायेव मैत्री खलसज्जनानाम् (dinasya pūrvārdhaparārdhabhinnā chāyeva maitrī khalasajjanānām) Bh.2.6.
2) a particular high number; i. e. 1,,,,,; एकत्वादिपरार्धपर्यन्ता संख्या (ekatvādiparārdhaparyantā saṃkhyā) T. S.
Derivable forms: parārdham (परार्धम्).
Parārdha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and ardha (अर्ध).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Parārdha (परार्ध).— i. e. para-ardha, I. m. 1. The ulterior part, Mahābhārata 2, 1864. 2. The other part, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 382. Ii. m. and n. 1. The number 100,000,000,000,000,000. 2. Fifty years of Brahman (half his supposed æon), [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 11, 33. Iii. (inexactly), instead of parārdhya, adj. Most excellent, most beautiful, Mahābhārata 4, 2188.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Parārdha (परार्ध).—[masculine] the other or more remote side or half; the highest number (also [neuter]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Parārdha (परार्ध):—[from para] m. the more remote or opposite side or half, [Brāhmaṇa; Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] mn. the highest number (100,000 billions), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] the number of mortal days corresponding to 50 years of Brahmā’s life, [Purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] mn. (as mfn. [wrong reading] for dhya.)
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
1) m. die entferntere — , jenseitige — , andere Seite oder Hälfte. —
2) m. n. — a) die grösste Zahl (100000000000000000) [Indische sprüche 7710.] — b) die Hälfte des äussersten Lebensalters Brahman’s , fünfzig Jahre Brahman's. —
3) Adj. fehlerhaft für parārdhya.
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.153 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.230 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.1.12 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 11 - The description of creation (sṛṣṭi) (2) < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 9 - The creation and sustenance < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 25 - Vairāgya (non-attachment) and Bhakti (devotion) < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Chapter 105 - Greatness of Brahmā < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 321 - Greatness of Brahmā < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)