Parashuvana, Paraśuvana, Parashu-vana: 6 definitions
Parashuvana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Paraśuvana can be transliterated into English as Parasuvana or Parashuvana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Paraśuvana (परशुवन).—A forest in hell. The sinners after climbing out of Vaitaraṇī, a river in hell in which hot blood flows, reach Asipatravana. There the bodies of the sinners are cut by the leaves of asipatra which are as sharp as a sword’s edge. Leaving that they reach Paraśuvana. (Sloka 32, Chapter 322, Śānti Parva).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Paraśuvana (परशुवन).—Name of a certain part of hell.
Derivable forms: paraśuvanam (परशुवनम्).
Paraśuvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms paraśu and vana (वन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paraśuvana (परशुवन).—[(ºvana)], n. the name of a hell, Mahābhārata 12, 12075.
Paraśuvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms paraśu and vana (वन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paraśuvana (परशुवन):—[=paraśu-vana] [from paraśu] n. ‘forest of axes’, Name of a hell, [Mahābhārata]
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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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