Paunarbhava: 7 definitions

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Paunarbhava 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: The Vyavaharadhyaya of the Yajnavalkyasmriti

Paunarbhava (पौनर्भव) refers to one of the twelve types of sons (putra) defined in the Vyavahārādhyāya of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti verse 2.128-132.—Paunarbhava or the son of a remarried woman is he who is born of a twice-married woman, whose marriage has or has not been consummated.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Paunarbhava (पौनर्भव).—See under Bandhudāyāda.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paunarbhava (पौनर्भव).—a. [punarbhū vidā° apatye añ]

1) Relating to a widow who has married a second husband.

2) Repeated, superfluous.

-vaḥ 1 The son of a widow remarried, one of the twelve sons recognised by the old Hindu law; Y.2.13; या पत्या वा परित्यक्ता विधवा वा स्वयेच्छया । उत्पादयेत् पुनर्मूत्वा स पौनर्भव उच्यते (yā patyā vā parityaktā vidhavā vā svayecchayā | utpādayet punarmūtvā sa paunarbhava ucyate) || Ms.9.175. भस्मनीव हुतं हव्यं तथा पौनर्भवे द्विजे (bhasmanīva hutaṃ havyaṃ tathā paunarbhave dvije) Mb.13.9.15; Ms.3.1.55.

2) The second husband of a woman; पौनर्भवेन भर्त्रा सा पुनः संस्कारमर्हति (paunarbhavena bhartrā sā punaḥ saṃskāramarhati) Ms.9.176.

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

Paunarbhava (पौनर्भव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vī-vaṃ) Repeated, additional. m.

(-vaḥ) 1. The son of a widow remarried, one of the twelve sons or heirs admitted by the old Hindu law; the son of a twice-married woman. 2. The second husband of a woman. E. punarbhava, aff. aṇ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paunarbhava (पौनर्भव).—i. e. punarbhū + a, I. adj. Connected with a twice married woman, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 176. Ii. m. The son of a twice married woman, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 155.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paunarbhava (पौनर्भव).—[adjective] relating to a woman remarried with her own consent; [masculine] her son, [with] bhartṛ her (second) husband.

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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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