Putrapautra, Putra-pautra, Putrapautrā: 8 definitions

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Putrapautra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Putrapautra (पुत्रपौत्र) refers to “sons and grandsons”, mentioned as one of the potential rewards of Śiva-worship, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12:—“[...] those who desire magnificent buildings, beautiful ornaments, beautiful women, wealth to satiety, sons and grandsons (putrapautra), health, splendid body, extraordinary status, heavenly happiness and final salvation or profound devotion to the great lord shall duly worship Śiva by virtue of their merit accumulated by them. Sure success will be his who regularly worships Śiva liṅga with great devotion. He will never be afflicted by sins”.

Putrapautra (“sons and grandsons”) is also mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] thus I have described the fascinating story of Satī (i.e., satīcaritra) to you which confers worldly pleasures and salvation, which is divine and bestows all wishes. This narrative is flawless, pure, sanctifying, conferring heavenly pleasures, glory, longevity and the pleasure of sons and grandsons (i.e., putrapautra-phala-prada)”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Putrapautra in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Putrapautra (पुत्रपौत्र) refers to “children and grand-children”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Nāga kings said to the Bhagavān], “[...] Our bodies crumble to small pieces until the skeleton remains. Then, O Bhagavān, we all release rain showers quickly and speedily. If we do not release rain showers rapidly, then, O Bhagavān, all [of us] shall be subject to death. We will die with our children and grand-children (sa-putrapautra)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Putrapautra (पुत्रपौत्र) or Putrapautrā (पुत्रपौत्रा).—sons and grandsons.

Derivable forms: putrapautram (पुत्रपौत्रम्), putrapautrāḥ (पुत्रपौत्राः).

Putrapautra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms putra and pautra (पौत्र).

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

Putrapautra (पुत्रपौत्र).—n. sons and grandsons, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 200.

Putrapautra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms putra and pautra (पौत्र).

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

Putrapautra (पुत्रपौत्र).—[neuter] sgl. (also ka) & [masculine] [plural] sons and grandsons; p. trin.

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

Putrapautra (पुत्रपौत्र):—[=putra-pautra] [from putra] n. sg. and m. [plural] sons and grandsons, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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Putrapautra 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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