Svarthapara, Svārthapara: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Svārthapara (स्वार्थपर) refers to “being selfish in nature”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as Bṛhaspati said to the Gods: “All of you gods seem to be selfish in nature (svārthapara). You want to destroy other’s interests. Indeed I will go to hell by disparaging Śiva. O gods, one of you shall go to the mountain. Let him urge the lord of the mountains and achieve the desired object. Let him stay in Bhārata after giving his daughter without willingness. It is certain he will attain salvation if he gives his daughter with devotion. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
svārthapara (स्वार्थपर) [or स्वार्थपरायण, svārthaparāyaṇa].—a (S) That is set or bent upon his own gain or his own ends; self-interested, selfish.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
svārthapara (स्वार्थपर) [-parāyaṇa, -परायण].—a Self-interested.
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.
Svārthapara (स्वार्थपर):—[=svārtha-para] [from svārtha > sva] mfn. intent on o°’s own advantage, self-interested, [Śiśupāla-vadha] (-tā f. ‘selfishness’ [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary])Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Svārthapara (स्वार्थपर):—[svārtha-para] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Selfish.
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.
Svārthapara (ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥಪರ):—[adjective] too much concerned with one’s own welfare or interests and having little or no concern for others; selfish.
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Svārthapara (ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥಪರ):—[noun] a man concerned only or too much with one’s own welfare or interests and having little or no concern for others; a selfish man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Para, Svartha.
Starts with: Svarthaparata, Svarthaparayana.
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