Paushkara, aka: Pauṣkara; 3 Definition(s)
Paushkara 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.
The Sanskrit term Pauṣkara can be transliterated into English as Pauskara or Paushkara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pauṣkara (पौष्कर).—The blue colour; of Viṣṇu (Prādurbhāva).*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 64 and 70.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pauṣkara (पौष्कर).—(-rī, -kī f.) Relating to the blue lotus.
See also (synonyms): pauṣkaraka.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Relating to a pond, to a lotus, to fragrant Costus, &c. E. puṣkara, q. v., aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
Pāñcarātra worship common in South Indian temples < [Introduction]
Pāñcarātra is Vaidika in character < [Introduction]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - The Pañcarātra Literature < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
Part 4 - Philosophy of the Jayākhya and other Saṃhitās < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 1 - Introductory < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 82 - The worship of the Planets (Graha) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 37 - Keeping Awake on Ekādaśī and Dvādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]