Purandhri: 4 definitions


Purandhri 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Purandhri in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Purandhri (पुरन्ध्रि) refers to “women after marriage”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.50 (“Description of fun and frolic”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Then the sixteen celestial ladies arrived there and saw the couple [i.e., Śiva and Pārvatī] with great respect. [...] The celestial ladies made these sweet witty remarks to Him one by one. [...] Svāhā said:—‘Now, O great lord, be steady in the words of women. There is a duty for women after marriage (purandhri), maturity and loftiness of demeanour’”.

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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»] — Purandhri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Purandhri (पुरन्ध्रि).—f. (-ndhriḥ-ndhrī) A woman, whose husband and children are living. E. pura the body, dhṛ to uphold, aff. khac, fem. aff. ṅīp, or the final is optionally short.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Purandhri (पुरन्ध्रि):—[pura-ndhri] (ndhriḥ) 2. f. A woman whose husband and children are living.

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

Purandhrī (पुरन्ध्री) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Puraṃdhi, Puraṃdhī.

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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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