Pritivardhana, Prītivardhana, Priti-vardhana: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Prītivardhana (प्रीतिवर्धन) refers to “that which increases pleasure”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“O sage, all these details you mentioned to the lord of mountains. You told the previous history of Pārvatī that increased her pleasure [i.e., prītivardhana] and on hearing which, the lord of mountains, his wife and children were freed from all suspicions. On hearing the story from Nārada, Pārvatī bent down her head in bashfulness but her smile heightened the beauty of her face. [...]”.

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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»] — Pritivardhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prītivardhana (प्रीतिवर्धन).—a. increasing love or joy.

-naḥ an epithet of Viṣṇu; प्रियकृत् प्रीतिवर्धनः (priyakṛt prītivardhanaḥ) Viṣṇusahasranāma.

Prītivardhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prīti and vardhana (वर्धन).

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

1) Prītivardhana (प्रीतिवर्धन):—[=prīti-vardhana] [from prīti > prī] mfn. increasing love or joy, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the 4th month, [Sūryaprajñapti]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Viṣṇu, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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Pritivardhana 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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