Parasharya, Pāraśarya, Pārāśarya: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Pāraśarya and Pārāśarya can be transliterated into English as Parasarya or Parasharya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parasharya in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य).—Vyāsa, son of sage Parāśara. (See under Vyāsa).

2) Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य).—This sage is different from Vyāsa. This Pārāśarya was a member of the court of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Śloka 13, Chapter 7, Sabhā Parva). He was a member of the court of Indra also. Śrī Kṛṣṇa once met him while he was going to Hastināpura from Dvārakā. (Śloka 64, Chapter 83, Udyoga Parva).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य) refers to the “son of Parāśara” and is used to describe Vyāsa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.11 (“The Gods’ prayer”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “Listen O Vyāsa, son of Parāśara [e.g., Pārāśarya], and of great intellect, to the sin-destroying story of the great lord, who follows worldly conventions. When the three cities of Asuras were utterly burnt, the Gods became surprised. The gods including Indra, Viṣṇu and others became silent and bewildered on seeing the excessively brilliant Śiva. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Pāraśarya (पारशर्य).—Kauthuma: composed of six samhitas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 41.

2) Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य).—A pupil of Kṛta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 54.
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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pancaratra (Samhita list)

Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य) is the name of an ancient Pāñcarātra Saṃhitā mentioned in the Kapiñjalasaṃhitā: a Pāñcarātra work consisting of 1550 verses dealing with a variety of topics such as worship in a temple, choosing an Ācārya, architecture, town-planning and iconography.—For the list of works, see chapter 1, verses 14b-27. The list [including Pārāśarya-saṃhitā] was said to have comprised “108” titles, these, different saṃhitās named after different manifestations of the Lord or different teachers. They are all said to be authoritative as the ultimate promulgator of all these is the same Nārāyaṇa.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parasharya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य).—An epithet of Vyāsa, son of Parāsara; तत एकान्तमुन्नीय पाराशर्यो युधिष्ठिरम् (tata ekāntamunnīya pārāśaryo yudhiṣṭhiram) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.36.28.

-rāḥ Name of a school on अर्थशास्त्र (arthaśāstra) mentioned by Kauṭilya in connection with राजपुत्ररक्षण (rājaputrarakṣaṇa); Kau. A.1.17.

Derivable forms: pārāśaryaḥ (पाराशर्यः).

See also (synonyms): pārāśara.

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

Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य) or Pārāśaryya.—m.

(-ryaḥ) The poet Vyasa. E. pārāśara the father of the poet, and yañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य).—i. e. parāśara + ya, patronym. A son of Parāśara, i. e. Vyāsa, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 182, 12.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य).—([feminine] śarī) patron. from pārāśara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य):—[from pārāśara] m. (pārā-) [patronymic] [from] parā-śara (Name of Vyāsa), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc. (cf. [Pāṇini iv. 3, 110])

2) [v.s. ...] n. a [work] of Parāśara, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pārāśarya (पाराशर्य):—(ryyaḥ) 1. m. The poet Vyāsa.

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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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