Prasphuritadhara, Prasphuritādhara, Prasphurita-adhara: 3 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Prasphuritādhara (प्रस्फुरिताधर) refers to the “throbbing of the lower lip”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.15 (“The birth of Jalandhara and his marriage”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “Dismissed thus by Indra, the intelligent emissary Ghasmara hastened to the place where the heroic Jalandhara was present. All the words thus spoken by Indra were narrated to the king of Asuras by the intelligent emissary. On hearing it, the lips of the Asura throbbed (prasphuritādhara) with anger. Desirous of conquering the gods he exerted himself immediately. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prasphuritadhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasphuritādhara (प्रस्फुरिताधर).—a. one whose lower lip quivers; Mb.

Prasphuritādhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prasphurita and adhara (अधर).

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

Prasphuritādhara (प्रस्फुरिताधर):—[=pra-sphuritādhara] [from pra-sphurita > pra-sphur] mfn., one whose lower lip quivers, [Mahābhārata]

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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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