Prakurvana, Prakurvāṇa, Prakurvāṇā, Pra-kurvana: 2 definitions
Prakurvana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Prakurvāṇā (प्रकुर्वाणा) refers to “(being) engrossed (in)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Pārvatī: “[...] Performing such austerities and engrossed [i.e., prakurvāṇā] in the muttering of the five-syllabled mantra, Pārvatī meditated on Śiva, the bestower of fruits of our cherished desires. Everyday during leisure time she used to water the trees planted by her along with her maids and extended acts of hospitality. Chill gusts of wind, cool showers, and unbearable heat she bore with equanimity”.
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prakurvāṇa (प्रकुर्वाण) or Prakurvvāṇa.—mfn.
(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Attending, or behaving to with respect. 2. Doing much or well. E. pra, and kṛ to make, śānac aff.
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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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 17 - Procedure of Worship (of the Sun-God) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]