Paratpara, Parātparā: 10 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Paratpar.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Parātpara (परात्पर) refers to “one who is greater than the greatest” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “Obeisance to you, the soul of all, obeisance to Śiva the remover of distress, [...] You shall be requested for salvation by the Yogins, the formost among those who know the theory of Yoga. You are stationed inside the lotus like heart of the Yogins. The Vedas and the saintly men speak of you as the supreme Brahman. You are a heaped mass of splendour and greater than the greatest (parātpara). They call you the great principle. [...]”.

2) Parātpara (परात्पर) (“greatest of the great”) also refers to an epithet of Satī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.30. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, in the meantime a celestial voice arose, even as Dakṣa, the Devas and others were listening. The celestial Voice said:—‘That Satī alone is the bestower of the fruits of penance, charitable gifts and virtuous actions. She is the Śakti of Śiva, the great Goddess, the destroyer of the wicked and the greatest of the great [viz., Parātpara]’”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Parātparā (परात्परा).—Is Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 13. 1 and 5.
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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

[«previous next»] — Paratpara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parātpara (परात्पर).—a (S) Most high, supreme;--used of God.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

parātpara (परात्पर).—a Most high, supreme-used of God.

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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 dictionary

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

Parātpara (परात्पर).—The Supreme Being. -a. Supreme; परात्परं पुरुषमुपैति दिव्यम् (parātparaṃ puruṣamupaiti divyam).

Derivable forms: parātparaḥ (परात्परः).

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

Parātpara (परात्पर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Superior to the best. E. para in the fifth case, and repeated in the first.

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

1) Parātpara (परात्पर):—[=parāt-para] [from parāt > para] mfn. superior to the best, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] senior to the senior (cf. next)

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

Parātpara (परात्पर):—[(raḥ-rā-raṃ) a.] Best of all.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paratpara in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Parātpara (परात्पर) [Also spelled paratpar]:—(a) transcendental; beyond all; hence ~[] (nf); (nm) the Almighty.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paratpara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Parātpara (ಪರಾತ್ಪರ):—[adjective] highest in quality, status, authority, etc.; of par-excellence.

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Parātpara (ಪರಾತ್ಪರ):—

1) [noun] that which is supreme and unquestionably holy.

2) [noun] the most excellent state; the state of being emancipated from the worldly cycle of births and deaths.

3) [noun] the Supreme Being.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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