Paripalaka, Paripālaka: 8 definitions


Paripalaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Paripālaka (परिपालक) refers to “one who protects”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 7.42.—Accordingly, as Dakṣa bowed and eulogised Śiva:—“[...] the demon Dūṣaṇa, a resident of Ratnamāla, was a defiler of Vedic rites, a hater of brahmins and destroyer of everyone. When he reached Ujjayinī, the lord was meditated upon by the sons of the Vedic brahmins. He reduced the demon to ashes by a mere Huṃkāra. After killing him, on being requested by the gods; lord Mahākāla stayed there in the form of a Jyotirliṅga. He continues to protect (i.e., paripālaka) his devotees”.

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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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Paripalaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Paripālaka (परिपालक) refers to “one who guards” (as opposed to Aparipālaka—‘one who does not guard’), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering manual of the root-heart] “Having gone above the residence of that unrighteous Nāga king who does not guard (aparipālaka) the province and destroys crops, flowers and fruits, the well-bathed one who wears clean clothes should recite the spell twenty-one times. Then very old women come out of the Nāga residence. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paripalaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paripālaka (परिपालक).—i. e. pari- 2. [Causal.], + aka, adj. Guarding, protecting, maintaining.

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

Paripālaka (परिपालक).—[adjective] guarding, protecting.

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

1) Paripālaka (परिपालक):—[=pari-pālaka] [from pari-pā] mf(ikā)n. (cf.pāl) guarding, keeping, maintaining, [Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] taking care of one’s property, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

[Sanskrit to German]

Paripalaka in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Paripalaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paripālaka (ಪರಿಪಾಲಕ):—[noun] = ಪರಿಪಾಲ [paripala].

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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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