Parpatapraya, Parpaṭaprāya, Parpata-praya: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Parpaṭaprāya (पर्पटप्राय) or Parpaṭa.—Caraka refers to a pot-herb Parppataka (Olden-landia biflora) which alleviates excitements of phlegm and bile. Parpaṭaprāya food mentioned in Nīlamatapurāṇa verse 529 of the Nīlamata seems to have been made of this pot-herb.

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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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