Parihasa, aka: Parihāsa; 5 Definition(s)


Parihasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Arthaśāstra (politics and welfare)

Parihāsa (परिहास, “jester”) is an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Parihāsa). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

(Source): Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)
Arthaśāstra book cover
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Arthaśāstra (अर्थशास्त्र, artha-shastra) literature concers itself with subjects such as statecraft, economics politics and military tactics. The term arthaśāstra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kauṭilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

In Buddhism


parihāsa : (m.) laughter; mockery.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Parihāsa, (fr. pari+has, cp. parihasati) laughter, laughing at, mockery J. I, 116 (°keḷi), 377; DhA. I, 244. (Page 439)

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

parihāsa (परिहास).—m S (Or parīhāsa) Laughing and joking: also laughing at.

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parīhāsa (परीहास).—m S (Or parihāsa) Laughing and joking: also ridiculing or jeering.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parihāsa (परिहास).—m (or parīhāsa) Laughing and joking.

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parīhāsa (परीहास).—m Laughing and joking.

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