Parvakarin, Parvakārin, Parvan-karin: 3 definitions

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Parvakarin 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parvakārin (पर्वकारिन्).—m. a Brāhmaṇa who from motives of gain performs on common days ceremonies which ought to be performed on periodical occasions, such as अमावास्या (amāvāsyā) &c.

Parvakārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parvan and kārin (कारिन्).

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

Parvakārin (पर्वकारिन्) or Parvvakārin.—m. (-rī) A Brahman who performs ceremonies for hire out of season. E. parva, and kārin who makes.

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

Parvakārin (पर्वकारिन्):—[=parva-kārin] [from parva > parv] mfn. one who for the sake of gain performs on common days such ceremonies as should be performed only on festivals, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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