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    Parva?

    Namaste all!
    Does anyone know the meaning of parva? I know in Mahabharata there are parvas like chapters..
    But is it indicate some time?
    Asking this because someone tell me that I have to wait for 10 parvas. And I didn't understand how much time it is?
    Pranam..
    Aasato ma sat gamay
    tamaso ma jotirgamay
    mrityorma amrutamgamay
    (Bring me from asat to sat, bring me from darkness (ignorance) to light (knowledge), bring me from death to immortality)
    Om Namah Shivay
    Om Vishnave Namah

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    Re: Parva?


    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    we look at parva as parvan ... a very useful word as it has multiple meanings.
    Parvan can mean ( and is defined as) a knot or a joint, also a limb. So we can see its application as it is also defined
    as a division ( as in a book, chapters) like
    a break , pause or section.

    Since it is a ~ division~ then using it to mean a period of time is also possible. So here is where it gets sticky,
    note the following definitions offered for time:

    • a half-month (24 in a year)
    • the day of the moon's passing the node at its opposition or conjunction
    • the days of the 4 changes of the moon (i.e. the full and change of the moon and the 8th and 14th of each half-month)
    • the moment of the sun's entering a new sign ( this is rarely used in jyotish)
    • a moment , instant



    So, parvan as a knot can also be called kanda and this term is used for various sections of books.
    Now some may argue/offer parvaṇa as another term. This is possible but not the same definitions are applied.


    iti śivaṁ
    Last edited by yajvan; 02 January 2016 at 07:25 PM.
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    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Re: Parva?

    Namaste!!
    My apologies for late reply.. But it really helps me.. Thank you yajvan Ji for describing very deeply...
    Pranam.
    Aasato ma sat gamay
    tamaso ma jotirgamay
    mrityorma amrutamgamay
    (Bring me from asat to sat, bring me from darkness (ignorance) to light (knowledge), bring me from death to immortality)
    Om Namah Shivay
    Om Vishnave Namah

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