Purnavatara, Pūrṇāvatāra, Purna-avatara: 3 definitions
Purnavatara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pūrṇāvatāra (पूर्णावतार).—m (S) A full incarnation of the Deity,--an incarnation having the sixteen kalā of Deity.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pūrṇāvatāra (पूर्णावतार).—Name of the fourth, seventh and eighth incarnations of Viṣṇu.
Derivable forms: pūrṇāvatāraḥ (पूर्णावतारः).
Pūrṇāvatāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrṇa and avatāra (अवतार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pūrṇāvatāra (पूर्णावतार):—[from pūrṇa > pūra] m. Name of the 4th, 7th and 8th incarnations of Viṣṇu, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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