Puravritta, Purāvṛtta, Pura-vritta: 10 definitions


Puravritta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Purāvṛtta can be transliterated into English as Puravrtta or Puravritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Puravratt.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Purāvṛtta (पुरावृत्त) refers to “former acts” (i.e.,  that which had been done formerly), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Viṣṇu and others: “[...] Kāma not being with you, you can be endowed with the supreme bliss and be free from aberrations by means of spiritual contemplation, O Gods. O Brahmā, O Viṣṇu, O Indra, O sages and O gods, what had been done by Kāma formerly [i.e., purāvṛtta] and forgotten by you may be recollected and pondered over. [...]”.

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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»] — Puravritta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Purāvṛtta (पुरावृत्त).—a.

1) occurring in, or relating to, ancient times.

2) old, ancient. (-tam) 1 history.

2) an old or legendary event; पुरावृत्तोद्गारैरपि च कथिता कार्यपदवी (purāvṛttodgārairapi ca kathitā kāryapadavī) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 2.13. °कथः (kathaḥ) an old legend.

Purāvṛtta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms purā and vṛtta (वृत्त).

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

Purāvṛtta (पुरावृत्त).—n.

(-ttaṃ) 1. History, traditionary or heroic. 2. Any old or legendary event. E. purā old, (time, or story,) and āvṛtta happened.

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

Purāvṛtta (पुरावृत्त).—[adjective] happened long since, past, ancient; [neuter] past event, old story.

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

1) Purāvṛtta (पुरावृत्त):—[=purā-vṛtta] [from purā > pur] mf(ā)n. that which has occurred or one who has lived in former times, long past, ancient, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. former mode of action, any event or account or history of the past, [ib.]

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

Purāvṛtta (पुरावृत्त):—[purā-vṛtta] (ttaṃ) 1. n. History, legend.

[Sanskrit to German]

Puravritta 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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Hindi dictionary

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

Purāvṛtta (पुरावृत्त) [Also spelled puravratt]:—(nm) chronicle, annals.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Purāvṛtta (ಪುರಾವೃತ್ತ):—

1) [noun] a long-established custom or practice; a tradition.

2) [noun] an account of what has, might have or believed to have happened long back, esp. in the form of a narrative, play, story or tale.

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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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