Parivatsara; 1 Definition(s)


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1a) Parivatsara (परिवत्सर).—The sun god;1 lord among the varṣas.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 131; IV. 32. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 38; 56. 20.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 141. 18; 167. 52.

1b) The second year of the five year yuga,1 yuga of five years: Samvatsara, Parivatsara, Idvatsara, Anuvatsara, and Vatsara;2 Agni, Surya, Soma, Vāyu and Rudra respectively of the five years.

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 27; 50. 183; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 114, 117, 126-7; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 8. 72.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 14; V. 22. 7; Matsya-purāṇa 141. 18-19.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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yuga (युग).—n An age; the period comprising the four ages. A yoke. A pair.

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