Purnamasa, Pūrṇamāsa, Pūrṇamāsā, Purna-masa: 11 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Purnamasa in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pūrṇamāsa (पूर्णमास).—Born of Dhātrī and Anumati.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 3.

1b) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Kālindī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 14.

1c) A son of Marīci and Sambhṛtī; (Sambhūtī, Vāyu-purāṇa); wife Sarasvatī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 11; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 9.

1d) A Yakṣa; a son of Devajanī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 130.

1e) A son of Maṇivara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 161.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Purnamasa in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pūrṇamāsā (पूर्णमासा) refers to the “full moon”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The plane of the One-footed (ekapāda i.e. the letter E) is where the Skyfarer is in the Skyfarer within the Cavity of the Hair. Śrīdeva is above Meru (the triangle above the head) (merupaścima) in the essential nature of the Void, which is the threefold measure (of energy). (This is) where everything consists of Space and is the Cavity (vivara), which is the nectar of Fire (vāḍava). There, above, in the Void is the supreme god. (He is) the moonbeam (candrāṃśu) that, well-fixed, oozes (nectar). The (energy of the) Full Moon (pūrṇamāsā) resides as the teacher's being (gurutva) on the plane of the Skyfarer”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pūrṇamāsa (पूर्णमास).—

1) the moon.

2) a monthly sacrifice performed on the day of full moon; (comprising the āgneya, agnīṣomīya and upāṃśuyāja sacrifices); कानि पुनर्दर्शपूर्णमासशब्दकानि । येषां वचने पौर्णमासीशब्दोऽमावास्य- शब्दो वा आग्नेयादीनि तानि (kāni punardarśapūrṇamāsaśabdakāni | yeṣāṃ vacane paurṇamāsīśabdo'māvāsya- śabdo vā āgneyādīni tāni) || ŚB. on MS.4.4.34.

Derivable forms: pūrṇamāsaḥ (पूर्णमासः).

Pūrṇamāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrṇa and māsa (मास).

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

Pūrṇamāsa (पूर्णमास).—m.

(-saḥ) A monthly sacrifice, performed on the day of full moon; also paurṇamāsa. f. (-sī) Day of full moon. E. pūrṇa complete, māsa the month.

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

Pūrṇamāsa (पूर्णमास).—m. 1. the full of the moon. 2. a monthly sacrifice performed on the day of full moon.

— Cf. [Latin] monsis; [Gothic.] mêna; [Anglo-Saxon.] mona; [Gothic.] mênôths; [Anglo-Saxon.] monadh.

Pūrṇamāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrṇa and māsa (मास).

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

Pūrṇamāsa (पूर्णमास).—[masculine] the same, full-moon sacrifice; [feminine] ī the day or night of full moon.

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

1) Pūrṇamāsa (पूर्णमास):—[=pūrṇa-māsa] [from pūrṇa > pūra] m. (pūrṇa-) full moon

2) [v.s. ...] a ceremony on the day of f° m°, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] f° m° personified as son of Dhātṛ and Anumati, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Pūrṇamāsa (पूर्णमास):—[pūrṇa-māsa] (saḥ) 1. m. A monthly sacrifice. f. () Day of full moon.

[Sanskrit to German]

Purnamasa 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»] — Purnamasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrṇamāsa (ಪೂರ್ಣಮಾಸ):—

1) [noun] = ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮೆ [purnime].

2) [noun] the moon.

3) [noun] a sacrifice observed on this day.

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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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