Paravaha, Parāvaha, Paravāha: 8 definitions



Paravaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Parvah.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Parāvaha (परावह).—One of the seven forms of Vāyu. Prāṇavāyu has got seven forms:— Pravaha. This vāyu makes lightning in the sky. Āvaha. It is by this vāyu that the stars shine and waters of the ocean go up as water-vapour and down as rains. Udvaha. This vāyu makes movements among the clouds and produces thunder. Saṃvaha. This vāyu beats the mountains. Saṃvaha is also engaged in shaping the clouds and producing thunder. Vyavaha. Preparing holy water in the sky and making Ākāśagaṅgā stay there static is the work of this vāyu. Parivaha. This vāyu gives strength to one who sits in meditation. Parāvaha. It is this vāyu that fans the devas to make them cool. (Chapter 329, Bhīṣma Parva). (See full article at Story of Parāvaha from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Parāvaha (परावह).—One of the seven Maruts.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 163. 32.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Paravāha (परवाह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.59) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Paravāha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Paravāha is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.43, IX.44.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parāvaha (परावह).—Name of one of the seven winds (the other six are:-āvaha, udvaha, parivaha, pravaha, vivaha, and saṃvaha).

Derivable forms: parāvahaḥ (परावहः).

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

Parāvaha (परावह):—[=parā-vaha] [from parā-vah] m. Name of one of the 7 winds (the other 6 being called ā-vaha, ud-, pari-, pra-, viand saṃ-vaha), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Parāvaha (परावह):—(von vah mit parā) m. N. eines der sieben Winde (die 6 übrigen heissen āvaha, udvaha, parivaha, pravaha, vivaha und saṃvaha) [Mahābhārata 12, 12416.] [Harivaṃśa 12787.] [Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa] beim Schol. zu [Śākuntala 165] (fälschlich pārāvāha geschrieben).

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Pārāvāha (पारावाह):—s. u. parāvaha .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Parāvaha (परावह):—m. Bez. eines der sieben Winde.

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Pārāvāha (पारावाह):—m. fehlerhaft für parāvaha.

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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»] — Paravaha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Paravāha (परवाह) [Also spelled parvah]:—(nf) concern; care, heed.

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