Parardha, aka: Parārdha, Para-ardha; 4 Definition(s)
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)
- 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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.
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
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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Search found 9 books and stories containing Parardha, Parārdha or Para-ardha. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
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)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.2.153 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 2.7.105 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 4 - Constitution of the world (The Cosmic Egg) < [Section 1 - Prakriyā-pāda (section on rites)]
Chapter 6 - The Kalpas and Manvantaras: their duration < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 2 - The description of the city of Śiva < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 3 - Kinds of Creation < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 85 - Greatness of Vaiśākha < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 71 - Viṣṇu’s One Thousand Names (Viṣṇusahasranāma) < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]