Parthasarathi, Pārthasārathī, Pārthasārathi, Partha-sarathi: 4 definitions

Introduction

Parthasarathi 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pārthasārathi (पार्थसारथि).—Is Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 36. 38.
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Pārthasārathī is the name of a deity depicted at the  Kallazhagar Temple in  Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Pārthasārathī is represented in samapāda-sthānaka with four hands. The upper two hands are in kartarīmukha-hasta holding the conch and the discus. The lower two hands are in vyākhyāna (teaching, preaching) mudrā and kaṭaka-hasta. A devotee is found holding añjali-hasta. While representing in dance, Pārthasārathī is found in samapāda-sthānaka with four hands. The upper two hands hold kartarīmukha-hasta and the lower hands hold haṃsāsya-hasta and kapittha-hasta.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pārthasārathi (पार्थसारथि).—

1) an epithet of Kṛṣṇa.

2) Name of a famous writer on Mīmāṃsā.

Derivable forms: pārthasārathiḥ (पार्थसारथिः).

Pārthasārathi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pārtha and sārathi (सारथि).

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

Pārthasārathi (पार्थसारथि):—[=pārtha-sārathi] [from pārtha] m. ‘Arjuna’s charioteer’, Name of Kṛṣṇa, [Religious Thought and Life in India 107]

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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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