Parnakricchra, Parṇakṛcchra, Parna-kricchra: 4 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Parṇakṛcchra can be transliterated into English as Parnakrcchra or Parnakricchra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Parnakrichchhra.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parṇakṛcchra (पर्णकृच्छ्र).—a kind of expiatory penance which consists in living upon an infusion of leaves and Kuśa grass only for five days; see पर्णोदुम्बर- राजीवबिल्वपत्रकुशोदकैः । प्रत्येकं प्रत्यहं पीतैः पर्णकृच्छ्र उदाहृतः (parṇodumbara- rājīvabilvapatrakuśodakaiḥ | pratyekaṃ pratyahaṃ pītaiḥ parṇakṛcchra udāhṛtaḥ) || Y.3.317 and Mitā. thereon.

Parṇakṛcchra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parṇa and kṛcchra (कृच्छ्र).

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

Parṇakṛcchra (पर्णकृच्छ्र).—n.

(-cchraṃ) Living upon leaves and water for a limited term, as a religious obligation. E. parṇa, and kṛccha penance.

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

Parṇakṛcchra (पर्णकृच्छ्र).—m. a kind of penance.

Parṇakṛcchra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parṇa and kṛcchra (कृच्छ्र).

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

Parṇakṛcchra (पर्णकृच्छ्र):—[=parṇa-kṛcchra] [from parṇa > parṇ] m. ‘leaf-penance’, living for a time upon an infusion of leaves and Kuśa grass as a religious observance, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra; Yājñavalkya]

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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. 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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