Paravartaka: 3 definitions


Paravartaka 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Paravartaka in Purana glossary
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Paravartaka (परवर्तक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.61) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Paravartaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Hindi dictionary

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

Parāvartaka (परावर्तक):—(nm) a reflector; (a) reflecting, causing reflection; ~[] reflectance.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Parāvartaka (ಪರಾವರ್ತಕ):—[noun] a thing (as a mirror) that, having a smooth surface, reflects the light falling on it.

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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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