Parva; 4 Definition(s)
Parva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Parva means 'episode'. In the Mahabharata they are translated as Books. (the eighteen parva's/books of the Mahabharata).(Source): Wisdom Library: Itihasa
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Parva (पर्व).—1. Time of conjunction or opposition of the Sun and the Moon. 2. Full Moon or the new Moon tithi. 3. An eclipse of the Sun and the Moon. Note: Parva is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.(Source): Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
parva (पर्व).—n (S) A common term for particular periods of the year (as the equinoxes, solstices &c.) on which particular ceremonies are commanded, and high degrees of merit are ascribed to obedience; a holy day or festival. 2 A name given to certain days in the lunar month; as the full and change of the moon, and the 6th, 8th, and 10th of each half-month. 3 The moment of the sun's entering a new sign. 4 A conjuncture or juncture; an opportune period. 5 fig. The time or season of any very general practice, of overflowing abundance &c.; the reign, meridian, heyday, zenith, prime, plenitude. 6 A joint or articulation. 7 A division or section of a book, containing several adhyāya or chapters. parva cukaṇēṃ-ṭaḷaṇēṃ &c. To have an opportunity slip from one. parva sādhaṇēṃ-gāṇṭhaṇēṃ &c. To form or to hit an opportunity.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
parva (पर्व).—n A holy day or festival. A name given to certain days in the lunar month. The moment of the sun's en- tering a new sign. A conjuncture or juncture. Fig. The time or season of any very general practice, the reign, prime. A joint or articulation. A division or section of a book, con- taining several adhyāya or chapters. parva cukaṇēṃ-ṭaḷaṇēṃ &c. To have an opportunity slip from one. parva sādhaṇē-gāṇṭhaṇēṃ &c. To hit an opportunity.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section II < [Sangraha Parva]
Section XII < [Pauloma Parva]
Section X < [Pauloma Parva]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
The Mahābhārata in the Tamil country in the Sangam age < [Introduction]
The Sātvata movement and Bhāgavata worship < [Introduction]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)