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पुराण - purāṇa

See also:  PURĀṆA , पुराण II. , पुराणा , पुरातन

  Old or ancient.
  A Pura'n or sacred and poetical work. पु० सोडणें-लावणें To begin a long and tiresome story.
पुराणांतली वांगी पुराणांत राहिलीं   Said of one mighty in talk, slack in act.
n.  काठकसंहिता में निर्दिष्ट एक ऋषि का नाम [का.सं.३९.७]
A Purán̤ or sacred and poetical work. There are eighteen. They comprise the whole body of Hindú theology. Each should treat of five topics especially; the creation, the destruction, and the renovation of worlds, the genealogy of gods and heroes, the reigns of the Manus, and the transactions of their descendants. They are called ब्रह्म, पद्म, विष्णु, शिव, लिंग, गरुड, नारद, भागवत, अग्नि, स्कंद, भविष्य, ब्रह्मवैवर्त्त, मार्कंडेय, वामन, वाराह, मत्स्य, कूर्म. पु0 सोडणें-लावणें-मांडणें-काढणें-चालविणें To begin a long and tiresome story. पुराणांतलीं वांगीं पुराणांत राहिलीं Said when a person does not observe his own prescriptions,--of one mighty in talk, slack and lagging in act.
purāṇa a S pop. पुराणा a Old or ancient.
पुराण [purāṇa] a.  a. (-णा,
-णी  f. f.) [पुरा नवम् Nir.]
Old, ancient, belonging to olden times; पुराणमित्येव न साधु सर्वं न चापि काव्यं नवमित्यवद्यम् [M.1.2;] पुराणपत्रापगमादनन्तरम् [R.3.7]
Aged, primeval; गृध्रराजः पुराणोऽसौ श्वशुरस्य सखा मम [Rām.3.53.5;] अजो नित्यः शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणः [Bg.2.2.]
Decayed, worn out.
णम् A past event or occurrence.
tale of the past, legend, ancient or legendary history.
 N. N. of certain well-known sacred works; these are 18; these are supposed to have been composed by Vyāsa, and contain the whole body of Hindu mythology. A Purāṇa treats of five topics (or लक्षणानि), and is hence often called पञ्चलक्षण; सर्गश्च प्रतिसर्गश्च वंशो मन्वन्तराणि च । वंशानुचरितं चैव पुराणं पञ्चलक्षणम् ॥ For the names of the 18 Purāṇas see under अष्टादशन्.
-णः   A coin equal to 8 cowries; ते षोडश स्याद् धरणं पुराणश्चैव राजतः [Ms.8.136.] -Comp.
-अन्तः   an epithet of Yama.-उक्त a. enjoined by or laid down in the Purāṇas.
-कल्पः = पुराकल्प   q. v.
गः an epithet of Brahman.
a reciter or reader of the Purāṇas.
पुरुषः an epithet of Viṣṇu.
an old man; यद् वदन्ति चपलेत्यपवादं तन्न दूषणमहो चपलायाः । दोष एष जलधेः पितुरस्या यत् पुराणपुरुषाय ददौ ताम् Subhāṣ.; (where both senses are intended). -प्रोक्तa. proclaimed by ancient sages; [P.IV.3.15.]
-विद्या, -वेदः   knowledge of the past events.
पुराण  mfn. amf( or )n. belonging to ancient or olden times, ancient, old (also = withered, worn out, opp. to नूतन, नव), [RV.] &c. &c.
पुराण  n. m. a कर्ष or measure of silver (= 16 पणs of cowries), [Mn. viii, 136] (also n., [L.])
पुराण  m. m.N. of a ऋषि, [Kāṭh.]
पुराण  m. m. pl. the ancients, [MW.]
पुराण  n. n. a thing or event of the past, an ancient tale or legend, old traditional history, [AV.] &c. &c.
पञ्च-लक्षण   N. of a class of sacred works (supposed to have been compiled by the poet व्यास and to treat of 5 topics [cf.]; the chief पुराणs are 18, grouped in 3 divisions: viz. 1. राजस exalting ब्रह्मा [e.g. the ब्रह्म, ब्रह्माण्ड, ब्रह्मवैवर्त, मार्कण्डेय, भविष्य, वामन]; 2. सात्त्विक exalting विष्णु [e.g. the विष्णु, भागवत, नारदीय, गरुड, पद्म, वराह]; 3. तामस exalting शिव [e.g. the शिव, लिङ्ग, स्कन्द, अग्नि or in place of it the वायु, मत्स्य, कूर्म]; by some the are divided into 4, and by others into 6 groups; cf.[IW. 509 &c.])

N. of wk. (containing an index of the contents of a number of and some other works.)
पुराण   bपुरातन See p.635.
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