Punarjanma: 5 definitions


Punarjanma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Punarjanm.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Punarjanma in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Punarjanma (पुनर्जन्म).—It is the theory that the soul of a man is born again after his death. The Purāṇas and Vedas contain many statements regarding this of which the following are a few: What is Death? When the Jīvātmā (soul) of an individual leaves his body with all its upādhis (attributes and adjuncts) it is called Death. By upādhis are meant the following four things. (i) Mind and the senses. (See full article at Story of Punarjanma from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Punarjanma in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

punarjanma (पुनर्जन्म).—m (S and neuter.) Being born again, returning into some form of existence after death. 2 fig. Recovering from a dangerous sickness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

punarjanma (पुनर्जन्म).—m Rebirth. Kind of recover- ing from a dangerous sickness.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Punarjanma in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Punarjanma (पुनर्जन्म) [Also spelled punarjanm]:—(nm) rebirth, palingenesis, metempsychosis; ~[vāda] transmigrationism, the doctrine of rebirth.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Punarjanma in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Punarjanma (ಪುನರ್ಜನ್ಮ):—[noun] rebirth of the soul in another body; reincarnation.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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