Paropakarin, Paropakārī, Paropakārin, Para-upakari, Paropakari, Para-upakarin: 15 definitions


Paropakarin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil. 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Paropakarin in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्) is the name of the king of Vardhamāna according to the “story of the golden city”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 24. Accordingly, “There lived long ago in a city called Vardhamāna, the ornament of the earth, a king, the terror of his foes, called Paropakārin. And this exalted monarch possessed a queen of the name of Kanakaprabhā, as the cloud holds the lightning, but she had not the fickleness of the lightning...”. The story was told by Śaktivega to Udayana and Vāsavadatta in order to relate his incarnation as a Vidyādhara.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Paropakārin, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Paropakārī (परोपकारी).—See under Kanakarekhā.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्) refers to “one who renders help to others” and is used to describe Himācala, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himavat (Himālaya): “[...] You are the permanent residence of brahmins and others; you are always sanctified by Gaṅgā; you render help to others [i.e., paropakārin] and you are the lord and king of all mountains. O king of mountains, delighted in resorting to you and controlling my senses and mind I am going to perform penance here at Gaṅgāvataraṇa. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paropakarin in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parōpakārī (परोपकारी).—a (S) Beneficent, philanthropic, ever rendering services or acts of kindness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

parōpakarī (परोपकरी).—a Beneficent, philanthropic.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्).—a. benevolent, kind to others.

Paropakārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and upakārin (उपकारिन्).

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

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) Benevolent, charitable, good to others. E. paropakāra, and ini aff.

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

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्).—adj. supporting others.

Paropakārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and upakārin (उपकारिन्).

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

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्).—[adjective] assisting or helping others.

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

1) Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्):—[from para] mfn. assisting others, beneficent, charitable merciful, [Kathāsaritsāgara] (ri-tva n., [Bhartṛhari])

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्):—[paro+pakārin] (rī-riṇī-ri) n. Benevolent, charitable, kind.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Paropakārin (परोपकारिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Parovayāri.

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Paropakarin 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

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

Parōpakāri (ಪರೋಪಕಾರಿ):—[noun] a person who helps, assists, works for the benefit, welfare of others without having any selfish motive; an altruistic person.

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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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