Parihara, Parihāra, Parīhāra: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Parihāra (परिहार).—Removal of a difficulty, cf. अन्यथा कृत्वा चोदितमन्यथा कृत्वा परिहारंः (anyathā kṛtvā coditamanyathā kṛtvā parihāraṃḥ) M. Bh. on P. IV. 1.7. Vart. 3:

2) Parihāra.—Repetition in the Padapatha, Kramapatha etc. e. g अकरित्यकः (akarityakaḥ). In this sense the word is found in the neuter gender ; cf. रेफपरिहाराणि (rephaparihārāṇi) A. Pr. III. 1.1.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Parihara (परिहर).—A King of the country of Kālañjara situated near Citrakūṭa. Parihara who was an Atharvaparāyaṇa (devoted to the Atharvaveda) ruled the country for twelve years and during his reign he gave a strong opposition to the spread of Buddhism. (Pratisarga Parva, Bhaviṣya Purāṇa).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Parihāra (परिहार, “expulsion”) represents one of the seven types of prāyaścitta (‘expiation’). Prāyaścitta means ‘purification’ of from the flaws or transmigressions.

Parihāra is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Parihāra (परिहार).—What is meant by expulsion-expiation (parihāra-prāyaścitta)? To observe expulsion from the order /congregation for a week / fortnight /month etc for flaws committed is called expulsion-expiation.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Parihāra.—(IE 8-5; EI 6; SITI), same as maryādā-parihāra; exemptions from taxes and obligations granted to the donees of rent-free land; privileges of the donee of rent-free holdings; for many such privileges, see Appendix I. Cf. certain privileges in respect of a number of taxes and obligations enumerated in Tamil records as follows: vaṭṭi-nāḻi (payment of one nāḻi per vaṭṭi), pudā-nāḻi (or pidā^º, cess on each door or tax for the main- tenance of sluices), maṇṟupādu (fine imposed by a court of law), ūrāṭci (tax for running the village administration), taragu (tax on brokers), kūlam (tax on grains), īḻam-puṭi (tax on toddy- drawers), nāḍu-kāval (tax for the policing of a district), ūḍupokku (meaning uncertain), uppu-kocceygai (tax for the manufacture of salt), nall-ā (tax for maintaining specimen cows), nallerudu (tax for maintaining specimen buffaloes), nerv-āypuvum (meaning un- certain) and others. See Ep. Ind., Vol. XVIII, p. 124. (IA 17), a ring. Note: parihāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

parihāra : (m.) care; attention; protection; avoidance; dignity; keeping away.

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

Parihāra, (fr. pari+hṛ, cp. pariharati) 1. attention, care (esp.—°), in cpds. like gabbha° care of the fœtus DhA. I, 4; dāraka° care of the infant J. II, 20; kumāra° looking after the prince J. I, 148, II. 48; DhA. I, 346; dup° hard to protect J. I, 437; Vism. 95 (Majjhimo d. hard to study?) — 2. honour, privilege, dignity Vin. I, 71; J. IV, 306 (gārava°).—3. surrounding (lit.), circuit of land J. IV, 461.—4. surrounding (fig.), attack; in cpd. visama° being attacked by adversities A. II, 87; Nd2 304Ic; Miln. 112, 135.—5. avoidance, keeping away from J. I, 186.

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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

parihāra (परिहार).—m (S) Removing, averting, remedying, clearing away (of difficulties, troubles, accusations). Also pariharaṇa n S Ex. dujēyā dōṣācēṃ pari- haraṇa hi āḍa paḍalēṃ ||.

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

parihāra (परिहार).—m Removing, remedying.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parihāra (परिहार) or Parīhāra (परीहार).—1 Leaving, quitting, giving up, abandoning.

2) Removing, taking away; as in विरोध- परिहार (virodha- parihāra); तेषां गुप्तिपरीहारैः कच्चित्ते भरणं कृतम् (teṣāṃ guptiparīhāraiḥ kaccitte bharaṇaṃ kṛtam) Rām.2.1.48.

3) Shunning, avoiding.

4) Refuting, repelling.

5) Omitting to mention, omission, leaving out.

6) Resrve, concealment.

7) A tract of common land round a village or town; धनुःशतं परीहारो ग्रामस्य स्यात् समन्ततः (dhanuḥśataṃ parīhāro grāmasya syāt samantataḥ) Ms.8. 237.

8) A special grant, immunity, privilege, exemption from taxes; प्रदद्यात् परिहारांश्च (pradadyāt parihārāṃśca) Ms.7.21; अनुग्रहपरि- हारौ चैभ्यः कोशवृद्धिकरौ दद्यात् (anugrahapari- hārau caibhyaḥ kośavṛddhikarau dadyāt) Kau. A.2.1.19. Hence °लेखः (lekhaḥ) a writ of remission as a favour; तथा परीहारनिसृष्टिलेखौ (tathā parīhāranisṛṣṭilekhau) Kau. A.2.1.28; cf. जाते विशेषेषु परेषु चैव, ग्रामेषु देशेषु च तेषु तेषु । अनुग्रहो यो नृपतेर्निदेशात्, तज्ज्ञः परीहार इति व्यवस्येत् (jāte viśeṣeṣu pareṣu caiva, grāmeṣu deśeṣu ca teṣu teṣu | anugraho yo nṛpaternideśāt, tajjñaḥ parīhāra iti vyavasyet) || Kau. A.2.1.28.

9) Contempt, disrespect

1) An objection.

11) Seizing, keeping back.

12) Bounty.

13) (In gram.) The repetition of a word before and after इति (iti); cf. परिग्रह (parigraha).

14) (In dram.) Atoning for any improper action.

Derivable forms: parihāraḥ (परिहारः), parīhāraḥ (परीहारः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Parihāra (परिहार).—(m.; = Pali id.; to pariharati, 1), watchful care, guard, ward, act or process of guarding: teṣāṃ bhavanto ardhaparihārā (em.) Mahāvastu iii.63.8, of these (disciples) you (two) have half the guardianship ([bahuvrīhi]; are half-guardians); parihāradharmaṃ na mārgayati Śikṣāsamuccaya 152.6, he seeks not to follow the law of watchful care (of religious practices; wrongly Bendall and Rouse); saparihārā śikṣā Śikṣāsamuccaya 178.13, full of watchful care (here B. and R. correctly).

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

Parihāra (परिहार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Disrespect. 2. Seizing, surrounding, 3. Bounty, largess. 4. Any thing or person objectionable. 5. Leaving. 6. Removing. 7. Repelling. 8. Omission. 9. The common land round a village or town. E. pari, hṛ to take away, aff. ghañ .

Parihāra can also be spelled as Parīhāra (परीहार).

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Parīhāra (परीहार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Disrespect. 2. An open space for the pasturage of cattle near a village or town. 3. Remedying or atoning for any improper action. E. pari disrespect, hṛ to convey, aff. ghañ.

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

Parihāra (परिहार).—parīhāra, i. e. pari-hṛ + a, m. 1. Avoiding, Mahābhārata 12, 848. 2. Escaping, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 577. 3. Abandoning, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 32, 15. 4. Removing. 5. Reserve, Mahābhārata 13, 5116. 6. Concealment, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 39, 9 (ed. Will.). 7. Leaving out. 8. Largess, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 201. 9. A space round a town or village left for pasture, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 237.

Parihāra can also be spelled as Parīhāra (परीहार).

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

Parihara (परिहर).—[masculine] reserve, concealment.

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Parihāra (परिहार).—[masculine] leading round, avoiding, escaping, forsaking, leaving out, passing over, reserve, concealment; exemption, immunity, privilege ([jurisprudence]).

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Parīhāra (परीहार).—[masculine] avoiding, reserve.

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

1) Parihara (परिहर):—[=pari-hara] a raṇa etc. See pari-hṛ.

2) Parihāra (परिहार):—[=pari-hāra] a etc. See pari-√hṛ.

3) Parihara (परिहर):—[=pari-hara] [from pari-hṛ] b m. [varia lectio] for hāra, reserve, concealment, [Śakuntalā (Pi.) i, 24/25.]

4) Parihāra (परिहार):—[=pari-hāra] [from pari-hṛ] b m. (pari-) leading round, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] delivering or handing over, [Nyāyamālā-vistara [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) [v.s. ...] shunning, avoiding, excluding, abandoning, giving up, resigning, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

7) [v.s. ...] seizing, surrounding, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] concealment, reserve, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā]

9) [v.s. ...] leaving out, omission, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] taking away, removing, ([especially]) removing by arguments, confutation, [Śaṃkarācārya]

11) [v.s. ...] caution, [Caraka]

12) [v.s. ...] contempt disrespect, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] objection, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] any objectionable thing or person, [Horace H. Wilson]

15) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) the repetition of a word (before and after iti cf. pari-graha), [Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya]

16) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) remedying or atoning for any improper action, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

17) [v.s. ...] an extraordinary grant, exemption from taxes, immunity, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

18) [v.s. ...] = -sthāna (below), [Manu-smṛti viii, 237]

19) [v.s. ...] bounty, largess, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. parī-h)

20) [v.s. ...] a ring, [Inscriptions]

21) Parīhāra (परीहार):—[=parī-hāra] [from parī] m. avoiding, shunning, caution, [Suśruta]

22) [v.s. ...] disrespect, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

23) [v.s. ...] (in gram. and [dramatic language]) = pari-h.

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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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