Parasparavadhaishin, Paraspara-vadhaishi, Parasparavadhaiṣin, Parasparavadhaiṣī, Paraspara-vadhaishin, Parasparavadhaishi: 1 definition


Parasparavadhaishin 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 terms Parasparavadhaiṣin and Parasparavadhaiṣī can be transliterated into English as Parasparavadhaisin or Parasparavadhaishin or Parasparavadhaisi or Parasparavadhaishi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parasparavadhaishin in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Parasparavadhaiṣin (परस्परवधैषिन्) refers to “desiring to kill one another”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with Kārttikeya: “[...] They fought and hit each other’s spear taking recourse to the mantras Vaitālika, Khecaraka, Prāptika etc. With these mantras they were possessed of magical properties. They wonderfully fought each other using their full strength and exploits. They were equally good adepts in fighting. Each wanted to kill the other (parasparavadhaiṣin). They utilised all their power. With the edges of spears they hit each other. [...]”.

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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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