Parirakshana, Parirakṣaṇa: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Parirakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Pariraksana or Parirakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Parirakshan.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण) refers to the “protection” (crops, flowers, etc.), 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 Agastya-Ṛṣi said to the Bhagavān] “Bhagavān, I will make a beak-sealing for pests of all sorts, [...] O Bhagavān, in the last time, in the last age, I will keep off all the malevolent and extremely hostile. I will give you the mantrapadas. O Bhagavān, that is for the advantage and benefit of all people, for the sake of protecting (parirakṣaṇa) crops, flowers, fruits and leaves. [...]”.

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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»] — Parirakshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण).—

1) Protection, preservation, guarding; प्रजानां परिरक्षार्थमासनम् (prajānāṃ parirakṣārthamāsanam) Manusmṛti 5.94;7.2.

2) Keeping, maintaining, adhering to; न समयपरिरक्षणं क्षमं ते (na samayaparirakṣaṇaṃ kṣamaṃ te) Kirātārjunīya 1.45.

3) Deliverance, rescuing.

4) Care, caution.

Derivable forms: parirakṣaṇam (परिरक्षणम्).

See also (synonyms): parirakṣā.

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

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Guarding, defending, preserving. E. pari around, and rakṣaṇa preserving.

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

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण).—i. e. pari -rakṣ + ana, I. m. and f. ṇī, A protector, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3272. Ii. n. 1. Guarding, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 2. 2. Maintaining, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 4, 283. 3. Preservation, Mahābhārata 2, 673.

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

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण).—[feminine] ī guarding, protecting, keeping; [neuter] = seq.

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

1) Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण):—[=pari-rakṣaṇa] [from pari-rakṣ] mf(ī)n. guarding, protecting, a protector, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the act of guarding, defending, preserving, keeping, maintaining

3) [v.s. ...] protection, rescue, deliverance, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] care, caution, [Suśruta]

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

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण):—[pari-rakṣaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Defending.

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

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Parikkhaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Parirakshana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parirakshana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Parirakṣaṇa (परिरक्षण) [Also spelled parirakshan]:—(nm) preservation; custody; shielding; ~[rakṣaka] preserving, shielding; a custodian; preserver, one who shields; ~[rakṣī] preservative; shielding, custodial.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Parirakṣaṇa (ಪರಿರಕ್ಷಣ):—

1) [noun] = ಪರಿರಕ್ಷೆ [parirakshe].

2) [noun] a looking forward for the arrival of.

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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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