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Prayopavesha, aka: Prāyopaveśa; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Prāyopaveśa can be transliterated into English as Prayopavesa or Prayopavesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Prāyopaveśa (प्रायोपवेश).—Vow of fasting unto death pratcised by Parīkṣit contemplating on Viṣṇu;1 undertaken by Sukarmā when Indra killed his pupils.2

  • 1) Bhā I. 19. 7.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 29. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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