Parnasha, Parṇāśa, Parṇāsa, Parṇāśā: 10 definitions


Parnasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 terms Parṇāśa and Parṇāśā can be transliterated into English as Parnasa or Parnasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parnasha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Parṇāśā (पर्णाशा).—A river of western Bhārata. This river sits in the court of Varuṇa in the form of a nymph. (Śloka 9, Chapter 1, Sabhā Parva). Śrutāyudha, a valiant soldier who fought against Arjuna in the great Kurukṣetra battle was the son of Parṇāsā. Varuṇa was the father of Śrutāyudha and at the time of the birth of a son for her she requested Varuṇa to grant her a boon that her son would not be killed by anybody. Varuṇa while granting her the boon gave the son a mace. That mace had a peculiarity. If the mace was used against anybody who was not fighting, the mace would turn back and kill the user. With the help of that mace Śrutāyudha gave Arjuna a fierce fight and in the midst of the heat he forgot the condition stipulated by Varuṇa and used it against Śrī Kṛṣṇa who was standing nearby watching their fight. The mace turned back and killed Śrutāyudha. (Chapter 92, Droṇa Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Parṇāśa (पर्णाश).—A river from Ṛṣyavān;1 got transformed into a girl and became the wife of Devavṛddha.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 114. 23.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 7, 12.
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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Parnasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Ocimum basilicum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plectranthus barrelieri Spreng. (among others).

2) Parnasa is also identified with Ocimum tenuiflorum It has the synonym Lumnitzera tenuiflora (L.) Spreng. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1984)
· Fragm. (Mueller) (1863)
· Beskr. Guin. Pl. (1827)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1962)
· Flora Capensis, being a systematic description of the plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria, & port Natal (Harvey) (1910)
· Nomenclator botanicus hortensis

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parṇāsa (पर्णास).—[Uṇādi-sūtra 4.17]

1) A house standing in the midst of water, a summer-house.

2) A lotus.

3) A vegetable.

4) Decoration, toilet, adorning.

Derivable forms: parṇāsaḥ (पर्णासः).

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

Parṇāsa (पर्णास) or Parṇāsi.—m.

(-saḥ or siḥ) A Tulasi tree with few leaves.

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

1) Parṇāśa (पर्णाश):—[from parṇa > parṇ] m. (or sa) Cedrela Toona or a species of Basilicum, [Harivaṃśa; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Parṇāśā (पर्णाशा):—[from parṇāśa > parṇa > parṇ] f. Name of sub voce rivers, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

3) Parṇasa (पर्णस):—[from parṇ] mfn. [gana] tṛṇādi.

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

Parṇāsa (पर्णास):—(saḥ) 2. m. A Tulasi tree.

[Sanskrit to German]

Parnasha 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Parṇāsa (ಪರ್ಣಾಸ):—[noun] the basil plant Ocimum basilicum of Lamiaceae family; sweet basil.

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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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