Pranashin, Praṇāśin, Pranashi, Praṇāśī: 8 definitions


Pranashin 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 terms Praṇāśin and Praṇāśī can be transliterated into English as Pranasin or Pranashin or Pranasi or Pranashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pranashin in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Praṇāśin (प्रणाशिन्) (or Praṇāśinī) refers to “that which destroys (all sins)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.1 (“The dalliance of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “O Nārada, listen to the tale of Śiva, the moon-crested lord. I shall narrate the story of Guha’s birth and the slaying of the demon Tāraka. Let it be heard. I shall tell you the story that destroys all sins (pāpa-praṇāśinī), on hearing which a man is freed from all sins. This narrative is sinless. It is a wonderful secret. It dispels the distress caused by sin and wards off all obstacles. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pranashin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Praṇāśin (प्रणाशिन्).—mfn. (-śī-śinī-śi) Destroying. E. pra before, ṇaś to be destroyed, causal v., ghiṇun aff.

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

Praṇāśin (प्रणाशिन्).—i. e. pra-naś, [Causal.], + in, adj. Destroying, removing, Mahābhārata 3, 6054.

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

Praṇāśin (प्रणाशिन्).—[adjective] destroying, removing (—°).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Praṇāśin (प्रणाशिन्):—[=pra-ṇāśin] [from pra-ṇaś] mfn. = ṇāśana mfn. (only f. inī at the end of a verse), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) Pranāśin (प्रनाशिन्):—[=pra-nāśin] [wrong reading] for -ṇāśin q.v.

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

Praṇāśin (प्रणाशिन्):—[pra-ṇāśin] (śī-śinī-śi) a Destroying.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pranashin in German

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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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