Parayani, Pārāyaṇī, Para-ayani: 5 definitions



Parayani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Pārāyaṇī (पारायणी) is the name of a female ascetic who cursed Kumārakesarī after he sat on the Śukti jewel, according to the Udayasundarīkathā. By the curse, Kumārakesarī was transformed into a parrot named Citraśikha.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pārāyaṇī (पारायणी).—a (pārāyaṇa) One who has perused or read through.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pārāyaṇī (पारायणी).—

1) Name of the goddess Sarasvatī.

2) considering, meditation.

3) an act, action.

4) light.

Pārāyaṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāra and ayaṇī (अयणी).

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

1) Pārāyaṇī (पारायणी):—[from pārāyaṇa > pāra] f. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) action

2) [v.s. ...] meditation

3) [v.s. ...] light

4) [v.s. ...] Name of the goddess Sarasvatī

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Parāyaṇi (ಪರಾಯಣಿ):—[noun] the basic cosmic energy personified as Goddess.

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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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