Parvatendra, Parvata-indra: 2 definitions

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Parvatendra 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parvatendra in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Parvatendra (पर्वतेन्द्र) or “great mountain” refers to mount Kailāsa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Śiva said to Sitā:—“[...] Do you wish to sport about on this great mountain which is very beautiful and which appears to contain the essence of all mountains? [...] Or do you wish to have an abode in my own Kailāsa, the great mountain (parvatendra) affording shelter to the good and enhanced in beauty by the luminous city of Kubera”.

2) Parvatendra (पर्वतेन्द्र) refers to the “lord of mountains” and is used to describe Maināka (son of Himācala and Menā), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, after Goddess Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā) granted a boon to Menā:—“[...] O celestial sage, when Indra, the slayer of Vṛtra, became angry and began to chop off the wings of mountains, [Maināka] retained his wings, nay, he did not even feel the pain of being wounded by the thunderbolt. He had good limbs. He had neat strength and prowess. He was the most important of all the mountains born of him. He too became the lord of mountains [i.e., parvatendra]. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parvatendra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Parvatendra (पर्वतेन्द्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavvaiṃda.

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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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