Paravasu, Parāvasu: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Parāvasu (परावसु).—Son of a sage called Raibhya. He was the brother of Arvāvasu. (See under Arvāvasu).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Parāvasu (परावसु).—The Gandharva who sang the glory of Indra for defeating Namuci: with the śarat sun.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 11. 41; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 79. 13.
1b) An asura who entered the ocean.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 61. 4.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Paravasu (परवसु): Son of Raibhva and elder brother of Arvavasu whose wife was violated by Yavakrida, who was killed with a spear by a fiend for his sin.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Parāvasu (परावसु).—Name of the 4th year in the cycle of 6 years; cf. पराभव (parābhava).
Derivable forms: parāvasuḥ (परावसुः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Parāvasu (परावसु):—[=parā-vasu] mfn. keeping off wealth, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (cf. parāg-v)
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the 40th year of Jupiter’s cycle of 60 years, [Varāha-mihira] (cf. parābhava)
3) [v.s. ...] of a Gandharva (associated with Viśvā-vasu), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Raibhya (associated with Arvā-vasu), [Mahābhārata]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Parāvasu (परावसु):—(parā + vasu)
1) adj. Reichthum abtreibend: nirastaḥ parāvasuriti parāvasurhi vai nāmāsurāṇāṃ hotā [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 5, 1, 23.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 1, 6, 6.] In derselben Formel wird [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 3. 137] parāgvasu (Gegens. arvāgvasu) gelesen. —
2) m. a) N. des 40sten Jahres im 60jährigen Jupitercyclus [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 8, 41]; vgl. parābhava . — b) Nomen proprium α) eines Gandharva (neben Viśvāvasu) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 8, 11, 41.] — β) eines Sohnes des Raibhya (neben arvāvasu) [Mahābhārata.3,10704. 12,1772. 7592. 12758. 13,7108.] [Bhaviṣyapurāna] in [Oxforder Handschriften 34,a,12.]
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 197 - The Expiation of Parāvasu < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 33 - The Glory of Dhanuṣkoṭi: Parāvasu Liberated < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CXXXVIII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section CXXXVI < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section CXXXV < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Gobhila-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 23 - Information about Heavenly bodies (stars, planets etc.) < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]