Puravasin, Puravāsin, Puravasi, Pura-vasin, Puravāsī, Pura-vasi: 10 definitions


Puravasin means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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»] — Puravasin in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Puravāsin (पुरवासिन्) (Cf. Puravāsinī) refers to the “resident of a town”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.45 (“Śiva’s comely form and the Jubilation of the Citizens”).—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Śiva: “After saying thus and eulogising the moon-crested lord, Menā, the beloved of the mountain, bowed to Him with palms joined in reverence and stood shy. By that time the ladies of the town (puravāsinī) left the work they were engaged in, in their eagerness to see Śiva. A certain lady in the midst of her bath and toilet was overwhelmed with the desire to see Śiva, the bridegroom of Pārvatī. She came out with the shampoo powder still held in her hands. [...]”.

Purana book cover
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Puravāsin (पुरवासिन्) refers to a group of deities mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including the Puravāsins).

Tibetan Buddhism book cover
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Puravāsin (पुरवासिन्).—m. a citizen, a townsman.

Puravāsin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pura and vāsin (वासिन्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puravāsin (पुरवासिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) Inhabiting a city or town. E. pura, and vāsin inhabitant.

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

Puravāsin (पुरवासिन्).—[masculine] city-dweller, townsman.

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

Puravāsin (पुरवासिन्):—[=pura-vāsin] [from pura > pur] mfn. dwelling in a town, a citizen, [Mahābhārata]

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

Puravāsin (पुरवासिन्):—[pura-vāsin] (sī-sinī-si) a. Living in town, inhabiting a city.

[Sanskrit to German]

Puravasin 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Puravāsi (ಪುರವಾಸಿ):—[noun] a man living in a city; a city dweller; (often used to include women also).

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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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