Purina, aka: Purīṇa; 1 Definition(s)
Purina 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Purīṇa (पुरीण).—(Purāṇas)—a Piśāca gaṇa; big faces, hanging brows, abnormal noses, residents of deserted places.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 263, 276.
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.
Full-text: Thapatayo Sutta.
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