Pranashini, Praṇāśinī: 1 definition


Pranashini 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 Praṇāśinī can be transliterated into English as Pranasini or Pranashini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Praṇāśinī (प्रणाशिनी) 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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