Paravasu, Parāvasu: 5 definitions

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Paravasu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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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.
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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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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-English dictionary

Source: 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]

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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. 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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