Paricchidya, Pari-chidya: 1 definition


Paricchidya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Parichhidya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Paricchidya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Paricchidya (परिच्छिद्य) refers to “seperating” (daughter from mother), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī spoke to her mother Menā: “On hearing these words of Pārvatī, Menā, the beloved of the lord of mountains lamented much. She became angry. She caught hold of Pārvatī and thrashed her with fists, elbows gnashing her teeth. She was greatly agitated and furious. O dear one, O sage, you and other sages who were there, separated (paricchidya) her from the mother and took her far off. Menā then rebuked them again and again. She hurled harsh repulsive words at all of them”.

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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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