Puram: 6 definitions


Puram means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Puram refers to one of the festivals of the Nambutiris. During Puram, the god of love, represented by a clay image, is propitiated by unmarried girls with offerings of flowers seven days successively. The image is finally given, together with some money, to a Brahman, who drops it into a well. The flowers which have been used to decorate the image are placed by the girls at the foot of a jak tree. Contrary to the custom of other Brahmans, Nambūtiri girls are under no disgrace, should they attain puberty while unmarried. In the month of Mina. The Nambutiri people form the socio-spiritual aristocracy of Malabar, and, as the traditional landlords of Parasu Rama’s land, they are everywhere held in great reverence.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Puram (पुरम्).—adv. = Sanskrit purā, before (in time), formerly (or to be analyzed pura-m plus vowel?): Mahāvastu i.133.4 (verse) yathā puram (iti, quoting the verse), as before. In AMg. puraṃ is used for Sanskrit puras, but I find no record of this use.

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

1) Puraṃ (पुरं):—[from pur] [accusative] of 3. pur or 2. pura, in [compound]

2) Pūram (पूरम्):—[from pūra] See √pṝ.

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Puram 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Puraṃ (पुरं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Puras.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Puraṃ (ಪುರಂ):—[adverb] in the past; in the early days.

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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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