Paricaya: 17 definitions


Paricaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Parichaya.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Paricaya (परिचय) refers to one of the four “states” or “stages” of yoga practice, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—The four avasthās, “states” or “stages” of yoga practice (ārambha, ghaṭa, paricaya, niṣpanna/niṣpatti) introduced in the Amṛtasiddhi (vivekas 19–33), are taught in many Sanskrit Haṭhayoga texts; they are also mentioned in the old Hindi Gorakhbāṇī (śabds 136–139).

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: WikiPedia: Mahayana Buddhism

Paricaya (परिचय) or Paricayabala (Tibetan: yong-su ’dris-pa) refers to the “power of familiarity” representing one of the six Bala (“powers”) connected with śamatha (“access concentration”), according to Kamalaśīla and the Śrāvakabhūmi section of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paricaya : (m.) practice; familiarity; acquaintance.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Paricaya, (fr. pari+ci) familiarity, acquaintance J. VI, 337; Vism. 153; PvA. 74.—adj. (-°) acquainted with, versed in (Loc.) J. II, 249 (jāta°), VvA. 24 (kata°); PvA. 4 (id.), 129 (id.). (Page 424)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paricaya (परिचय).—m (S) Acquaintance, intimacy, familiar intercourse, conversancy (with persons, business, subjects or branches of knowledge). 2 (Mistaken for pratyaya) Experience or experimental knowledge. v ghē, pāha, yē, utara. See explication under pratīti.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

paricaya (परिचय).—m Acquaintance, intimacy.

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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

Paricaya (परिचय).—

1) Heaping up, accumulation.

2) Acquaintance; familiarity, intimacy; पुरुषपरिचयेन (puruṣaparicayena) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.56; अतिपरिचयादवज्ञा (atiparicayādavajñā) 'familiarity breeds contempt'; परिचयं चललक्ष्यनिपातने (paricayaṃ calalakṣyanipātane) R.9.49; सकलकलापरिचयः (sakalakalāparicayaḥ) K.76.

3) Trial, study, practice, frequent repetition; हेतुः परिचयेस्थैर्ये वक्तुर्गुणनिकैव सा (hetuḥ paricayesthairye vakturguṇanikaiva sā) Śiśupālavadha 2.75;11.5; वर्णपरिचयं करोति (varṇaparicayaṃ karoti) Ś.5.

4) Recognition; Meghadūta 9.

5) Stay; चिरं मातुलपरिचयादविज्ञात- वृत्तान्तोऽस्मि (ciraṃ mātulaparicayādavijñāta- vṛttānto'smi) Pratimā 3.

Derivable forms: paricayaḥ (परिचयः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paricaya (परिचय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Acquaintance, intimacy. 2. Accumulation. 3. Meeting with a friend. 4. Study, Practice. 5. Recognition. E. pari about, ci to gather, aff. ac.

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Paricāya (परिचाय) or Paricāyya.—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A place for preparing or holding a sacrificial fire. 2. Sacrificial fire in general. 3. Raising the rent or revenue of land. E. pari worship, &c. ci to collect, aff. ṇyat, form specific.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paricaya (परिचय).—i. e. pari-ci + a, m. 1. Knowledge, [Suśruta] 1, 28, 17. 2. Trial, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 59, 4 ([Prakrit]). 3. Acquaintance, familiarity, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 9, 9. 4. Accumulation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paricaya (परिचय).—1. [masculine] heaping up, accumulation.

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Paricaya (परिचय).—2. [masculine] knowledge, acquaintance, familiarity or intercourse with ([genetive], [locative], [instrumental] ±samam, or —°).

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

1) Paricaya (परिचय):—[=pari-caya] a etc. See under pari- √1. 2. ci.

2) [=pari-caya] [from pari-ci] b m. heaping up, accumulation, [Kauśika-sūtra]

3) [=pari-caya] [from pari-ci] c m. acquaintance, intimacy, familiarity with, knowledge of ([genitive case] [locative case] [instrumental case] with or sc. samam, or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] trial, practice, frequent repetition, [Kāvya literature] (cf. rati-p)

5) [v.s. ...] meeting with a friend, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Paricaya (परिचय):—[pari-caya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Acquaintance; meeting a friend; accumulation.

2) Paricāya (परिचाय):—[pari-cāya] (yyaḥ) 1. m. Sacrificial fire; its place; raising the rent of land.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Paricaya (परिचय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pārayaya.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Paricaya (परिचय) [Also spelled parichay]:—(nm) introduction; acquaintance, familiarity; -[paṃkti] a legend; -[patra] a letter of introduction; —[karanā/denā] to introduce; to familiarize.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paricaya (ಪರಿಚಯ):—

1) [noun] the state of being acquainted (with someone) or the relation resulting from it; acquaintance.

2) [noun] the state or fact of being intimate; intimate association; familiarity; intimacy.

3) [noun] the act or process of applying the mind so as to acquire knowledge or understanding, as by reading, investigating, etc.; a study.

4) [noun] ಪರಿಚಯವಾಗು [paricayavagu] paricayavāgu to be acquainted; to be introduced to; ಪರಿಚಯ ಹತ್ತು [paricaya hattu] paricaya hattu to recall another’s acquaintenance (when met again); ಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡು [paricaya madikodu] paricaya māḍikoḍu to introduce ( a person or thing) to another; ಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [paricaya madikollu] paricaya māḍikoḷḷu to get introduced to another; to become acquainted with.

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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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