Purnavatara, aka: Purna-avatara, Pūrṇāvatāra; 2 Definition(s)


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Marathi-English dictionary

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pūrṇāvatāra (पूर्णावतार).—m (S) A full incarnation of the Deity,--an incarnation having the sixteen kalā of Deity.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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