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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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panchabhūtas

sanskrit : पञ्च-भूत ; The 5 elements (earth, air, fire, water and sky).

pāpa

Sanskrit : पाप; Bad , vicious , wicked , evil , wretched , vile , low, boding evil , inauspicious.

parampara

sanskrit : परम्पर ; one following the other , proceeding from one to another (as from father to son) , successive.

pārāyaṇa

sanskrit : पारायणं, स्वाध्यायः ; Reading, Perusal.

pariṇāma

Sanskrit : परिणाम ; change, alteration, transformation.

parivrājaka

Sanskrit : परिव्राजक; a wandering religious mendicant.

paroksha

Sanskrit : परोक्ष ; Invisible, imperceptible.

paṭana

sanskrit : पठन ; Reading, Studying.

pātivratya

sanskrit : पातिव्रत्यं ; Chastity, devoted attachment, faithfulness, loyalty, modesty.

paurusha

Sanskrit: पौरुष ; The inherent wish and will of man.

payovrata

Sanskrit : पयोव्रत ; a vow to subsist on nothing but milk.

pradakshina

sanskrit : प्रदक्षिण; Reverential salutation, by circumambulating a person or object, keeping the right side towards them.

prakṛti

Sanskrit : प्रकृति; In the Sankhya philosophy, the original producer of (or rather passive power of creating) the material world (consisting of 3 constituent essences or gunas called sattva, rajas and tamas) , Nature (distinguished from purusha, Spirit as Maya is distinguished from Brahman in the Vedanta)

prāṇāyāma

Sanskrit : प्राणायाम ; The practice of breath control in yoga.

prapañcha

Sanskrit : प्रपञ्च ; the visible world.

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