Parisodhana, Parishodhana, Pariśodhana: 13 definitions


Parisodhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pariśodhana can be transliterated into English as Parisodhana or Parishodhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Parishodhan.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Parisodhana in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pariśodhana (परिशोधन) refers to the “purification (of the ten powers)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva appear to many beings performing the deeds of a Buddha (buddhakārya) even when the Buddhas do not appear? Son of good family, (1) the Bodhisattva has perfected (niryāta) the purification (pariśodhana) of the ten powers (daśabala) by knowing what is proper and what is improper; (2) he has perfected the purification of the four fearlessness by knowing the cessation of impurities; (3) he has perfected the purification of the eighteen special qualities of the Tathāgata by knowing the unattached knowledge of the three times; [...]”.

Mahayana book cover
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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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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Pariśodhana (परिशोधन) refers to “purity”, according to the purification (śodhana) of the Pañcagavya (five cow products) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ to the unfailing king of purity [e.g., pariśodhana-rāja], Tathāgata, Arhat, enlightened Buddha; In this manner, Oṃ purify purify, purify away, purify away, all around, Wise, wise, morally pure great lotus, Hūṃ Hūṃ Hūṃ Phaṭ Phaṭ Phaṭ Svāhā!”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parisodhana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

parisodhana : (nt.) purification; cleansing.

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

Parisodhana, (nt.) (fr. parisodheti) cleansing, purification Miln. 215. (Page 438)

Pali book cover
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parisodhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pariśodhana (परिशोधन).—

1) Purifying, cleansing.

2) Rectifying, correcting.

3) Quittance, discharging or paying off (a debt or obligation).

Derivable forms: pariśodhanam (परिशोधनम्).

See also (synonyms): pariśodha.

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

Pariśodhana (परिशोधन).—i. e. pari -śudh + ana, Purification, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 100, 1.

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

Pariśodhana (परिशोधन).—[neuter] purification, paying off.

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

1) Pariśodhana (परिशोधन):—[=pari-śodhana] [from pari-śudh] n. cleaning, purification, [Uttararāma-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] discharging, paying off, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

[Sanskrit to German]

Parisodhana 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»] — Parisodhana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pariśodhana (परिशोधन) [Also spelled parishodhan]:—(nm) revision; purification; rectification, rectifying; ~[śodhita] revised; purified; rectified.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pariśōdhana (ಪರಿಶೋಧನ):—

1) [noun] = ಪರಿಶೋಧನೆ [parishodhane].

2) [noun] an act of cleaning, purifying (as by removing impurities).

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parisodhana in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Pariśodhana (परिशोधन):—[pariśodha / pariśodhana] n. 1. purifying; cleansing; 2. quittance; discharging or paying off (a debt or obligation);

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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