Parvatavasin, Parvatavāsin, Parvata-vasin: 4 definitions

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Introduction:

Parvatavasin means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Parvatavāsin (पर्वतवासिन्) refers to a group of deities mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including the Parvatavāsins).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parvatavāsin (पर्वतवासिन्).—a. living in mountains. (-m.) a mountaineer. (-) 1 Name of Durgā.

2) of Gāyatrī.

3) Name of a plant, nard (Mar. ākāśamāṃsī).

Parvatavāsin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parvata and vāsin (वासिन्).

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

Parvatavāsin (पर्वतवासिन्) or Parvvatavāsin.—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) Living, &c. in the mountains. f. (-nī) 1. A name of Durga. 2. The Gayatri. E. parvata, and vāsin who dwells.

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

1) Parvatavāsin (पर्वतवासिन्):—[=parvata-vāsin] [from parvata > parv] mfn. living in mountains

2) [v.s. ...] m. a mountaineer, [Varāha-mihira]

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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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