Punaravarta, Punarāvarta, Punar-avarta: 4 definitions

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Punaravarta 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Punaravarta in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Punarāvarta (पुनरावर्त) refers to a type of “temple consecration” as described in the Śaivāgamas.—The Saṃprokṣaṇavidhi of Kāmikāgama describes several types of consecration—Transferring the deity from the mūlasthāna to a bālālaya, performing the necessary rituals and re-transferring the energized deity back to the mūlasthāna is said to be punarāvarta.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Punarāvarta (पुनरावर्त).—

1) return.

2) repeated birth.

Derivable forms: punarāvartaḥ (पुनरावर्तः).

Punarāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and āvarta (आवर्त).

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

Punarāvarta (पुनरावर्त):—[=punar-āvarta] [from punar] m. return, re-birth

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Punaravarta 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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