Parnaya, Parṇaya: 4 definitions


Parnaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Parṇaya (पर्णय).—A demon of Ṛgvedic times. He had two friends named Karañjaya and Vaṅgṛda. They attacked the two Kings belonging to the group of Āryas named Atithiśvā and Ṛjiśvā. The asuras were defeated because of the help sent to the kings by Indra. (Sūkta 54, Anuvāka 10, Maṇḍala 1, Ṛgveda).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Parṇaya (पर्णय):—[from parṇ] 1. parṇaya [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati, to be green, [Dhātupāṭha]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. parṇaya m. Name of an enemy (‘of an Asura’ [Sāyaṇa]) slain by Indra, [Ṛg-veda]

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Parnaya 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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