Parardha, aka: Parārdha, Para-ardha; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Parārdha (परार्ध).—Measurement of ten antas, (Vedic): two Parārdhams constitute Brahmā's life (first Prajāpati);1 The present Varāhakalpa is the second Parārdha;2 of Brahmā;3 a crore of 1000 crores.4

  • 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.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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parārdha (परार्ध).—n (S) A half of the life-term of Brahma.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parārdha (परार्ध).—n A half of the life-term of Brahma.

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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Parārdha (परार्ध).—

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: DDSA: The practical 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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