Paurana, Paurāṇa: 12 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Paurāṇa (पौराण) refers to the “followers of Purāṇas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as the Seven Sages said amongst each other (when arriving at Himavatpura city): “[...] In the land of activities (i.e. Bhārata), the sacrificial priests and the followers of Purāṇas (paurāṇa) perform holy rites with a desire to attain heaven. That is in vain because they have left off the city of Himavat. Men are eager to go to heaven only as long as this city is not seen. O Brahmins, when this city is seen what is the use of heaven?”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Paurāṇa (पौराण).—a. (-ṇī f.) [पुराण-अण् (purāṇa-aṇ)]
1) Belonging to the past, ancient, of the past, primeval.
2) Relating to the Purāṇas or derived from them.
3) Former, previous.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ-ṇī-ṇaṃ) Relating to the past, or Puranas. E. purāṇa, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paurāṇa (पौराण).—i. e. purāṇa + a, adj., f. ṇī. 1. Relating to past ages, ancient, Mahābhārata 1, 543. 2. Deep-rooted,
Paurāṇa (पौराण).—[feminine] ī belonging to or derived from the olden times; primeval, ancient.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pauraṇa (पौरण):—m. [patronymic] [from] pūraṇa, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
2) Paurāṇa (पौराण):—mf(ī)n. ([from] purāṇa) relating to the past or to former times, previous, ancient, primeval, Paurānic, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paurāṇa (पौराण):—[(ṇaḥ-ṇī-ṇaṃ) a.] Of the Purānas.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Paurāṇa (पौराण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Porāṇa.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Pāuraṇa (पाउरण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āvaraṇa.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Paurāṇa (ಪೌರಾಣ):—[adjective] = ಪೌರಾಣಿಕ [pauranika]1.
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1) [noun] the quality or fact of being ancient.
2) [noun] one of the eighteen principal Purāṇas (the Hindu mythological works).
3) [noun] a poetical work written on a historical event, life, etc.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Starts with: Pauranaka.
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