Puyavaha, Pūyavaha, Puya-vaha: 6 definitions

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Puyavaha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pūyavaha (पूयवह).—A hell. (See under Naraka).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pūyavaha (पूयवह).—The name of a hell into which fall those who deal in milk, wine, meat, lākṣa, salt, scents, oils, rasa, sesamum, etc., as also those that fetter or deal in hen, cats, pigs, birds, animals and vegetables, astrologers, etc.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 148. 164, 165; Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 147, 162, 163; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 6. 4, 18-9.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūyavaha (पूयवह).—Name of a particular hell; Bhāgavata 5.26.7.

Derivable forms: pūyavahaḥ (पूयवहः).

Pūyavaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūya and vaha (वह). See also (synonyms): pūyoda.

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

Pūyavaha (पूयवह):—[=pūya-vaha] [from pūya > pūy] m. ‘filthy-streamed’, Name of a [particular] hell, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Puyavaha 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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