Paravasudeva, Paravāsudeva, Para-vasudeva: 2 definitions


Paravasudeva 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

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Paravasudeva in Pancaratra glossary
Source: SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama

In this Spiritual Realm (Parama Vyoman) God resides in the form of Paravāsudeva. He is adorned with the nine chief ornaments and weapons which represent the various cosmic principles of the universe.

  1. kaustubha (chest jewel) – jivas
  2. śrīvatsa – prakṛti
  3. gadā (mace) – mahat (cosmic intelligence).
  4. śaṅkha (conch) – sāttvic ahaṃkāra
  5. śārṅga (bow) – tamasic ahaṃkāra - the mind
  6. khaḍga (sword) – knowledge
  7. cakra (discus) – universal mind
  8. bāṇa (arrows) – five senses
  9. vanamāla (garland) – elements

These weapons and ornaments are not regarded as mere symbols but are actually connected with the principles which they represent as the presiding deities. The great authority on this is the astra-bhūṣana-adhyaya of the Vishnu Purana.

Pancaratra book cover
context information

Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Paravāsudēva (ಪರವಾಸುದೇವ):—[noun] the Supreme God.

context information

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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