Paravartana, Parāvartana: 7 definitions

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Paravartana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Paravartana in Jainism glossary
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Parāvartana (परावर्तन, “whirling around”) or Parivartana.—An auspicious living being becomes eligible to attain the subsidential right faith when half the time of whirling around matter (parāvartana) remains. How many types of ‘whirling around matter’ (parāvartana) are there and which are they? These are five in number, namely: substance, place, time, state /realm and disposition/ mode. How many subtypes are there of substance parāvartana? Karma and nokarma are the two types of substance parāvartana.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paravartana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parāvartana (परावर्तन).—i. e. parā -vṛt + ana, n. Turning, Mahābhārata 9, 3193.

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

Parāvartana (परावर्तन):—[=parā-vartana] [from parā-vṛt] n. turning back or round, [Mahābhārata]

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Paravartana in German

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

Paravartana (परवर्तन):—(nm) reflection; regression; withdrawal; return; —, [pūrṇa] total reflection.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Paravartana (ಪರವರ್ತನ):—[noun] that what happens later or as a result of something; consequence.

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Parāvartana (ಪರಾವರ್ತನ):—

1) [noun] a turning or spinning motion of a body around a center or axis; revolution.

2) [noun] the act or an instance of going back; a return.

3) [noun] a changing or being changed.

4) [noun] a change, as in form, nature, etc.; mutation.

5) [noun] the throwing back by a surface of sound, light, heat, etc. ; a reflecting or being reflected; reflection.

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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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