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"Pardes" is a Bollywood musical drama film directed by Subhash Ghai. It was released on 8 August 1997. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, and newcomers Mahima Chaudhry and Apurva Agnihotri. The film was a commercial, critical and musical hit. Mahima Chaudary won the Best Newcomer Award for her performance. The film was remade in Telugu as Pelli Kanuka.


"Pardes" is the soundtrack album of the 1997 film.

  • also known as Pardes Soundtrack
  • artist: Nadeem–Shravan
  • released in (18 years ago)


  1. Pardes refers to approaches to biblical exegesis in rabbinic Judaism.
  2. Pardes is the subject of a Jewish aggadah about four rabbis of the Mishnaic period who visited the Orchard: Four men entered pardes — Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, Acher, and Akiba. Ben Azzai looked and died; Ben Zoma looked and went mad; Acher destroyed the plants; Akiba entered in peace and departed in peace. The Tosafot, medieval commentaries on the Talmud, say that the four sages "did not go up literally, but it appeared to them as if they went up.
  3. PaRDes is a journal published by Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien.
    • also known as PaRDeS: Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien e.V.

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Google previewEarthing the Cosmic Queen (2014)

Relevance Theory and the Song of Songs by Yael Klangwisan

Pardes is a Persian loan word arising once in the ...

Google previewThe Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: Apocalyptic literature and testaments (2010)

by James H. Charlesworth

Pardes is a designation of the place to which the souls of the righteous go after death.22 Here, however, the reference...

Google previewOld Testament Pseudepigrapha-set (2010)

by James H. Charlesworth

Pardes is a designation of the place to which the souls of the righteous go after death.22 Here, however, the reference cannot be to the final...

Google previewIrreconcilable Differences? A Learning Resource For Jews And Christians (2009)

by David Sandmel, Rosann M. Catalano, Chrostopher M. Leighton

Like Tanach, Pardes is an acronym and represents four distinct levels of meaning : pesbat (simple or literal), retnez (hint), drash (interpretation), and sod (secret). Together, the levels create an "orchard" full of meaning and richness. The peshat ...

Google previewFull Circle (2002)

PaRDeS refers to a park or garden, quite pointedly, to the Garden of Eden. The word PRDS is also a Hebrew language acronym (called in Judaism no- tarikon) for: [P]ashat ("simple"), [R]emez ("hint"), [D]rash ("search"), and [S]od ("hidden") ...

Google previewStories within Stories (2000)

From the Jewish Oral Tradition by Peninnah Schram

PaRDeS is an acronym of four words: pshat, the literal level; remez, the allegorical level; drash, the aggadic level; and sod, the mystical level. With these four levels, the journey, which is non-linear and much more complex entering deeper into ...

Google previewWhat's the Truth About Heaven and Hell? (2013)

by Douglas A. Jacoby

The Hebrew pardes is a cognate. The basic sense is that of an enclosed garden. The Septuagint regularly uses paradeisos not only in Genesis 2-3 but also in other books, with the meaning of either “paradise” or “garden”: Numbers 24:6; ...

Google previewThe Faces of the Chariot (1988)

Early Jewish Responses to Ezekiel's Vision by David Joel Halperin

The rabbinic pardes is a pleasure garden or a park.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism (2016)

Second Edition by Geoffrey W. Dennis

The Talmudic tale reads as follows: The Rabbis taught: Four entered Pardes. They were Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, Acher and Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva said to them, “When you come to the place of pure marble stones, do not say, 'Water! Water!

Google previewDictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula (1993)

by Germán Bleiberg

New York: Pardes, 1946. Judah Halevi's Kitab al-Khazari. Tr. Hartwig Hirschfeld ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1839)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier, Robert Kelham

49; Pardes. Dr. Com. n. 770. There are however, some exceptions, founded on public policy, which require that in certain cases, men shall not be permitted to protect themselves against some particular perils by insurance ; among these are , ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by M. Pye

See also EDEN; PARDEs. paradox. The simultaneous and meaningful maintenance of notions that are contradictory. In the history of Christian thought, the concept of paradox gained prominence through the writings of Kierkegaard, who ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2001)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

Pardes wrote. "It is the challenge. and often the quandary. of behavioral scientists to assimilate a vast variety of influences and forces into a coherent portrayal of the whole person. A comprehensive model for studying and understanding the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Religions (2008)

by Robert S. Ellwood, Gregory D. Alles

Taking the first letter of each word, some called this system of interpretation pardes for short; the pronunciation of the word alludes to paradise. Traditional Christian Interpretations Allegorical interpretation attracted many ancient Christian ...

Google previewA dictionary of hindustani proverbs (1998)

including many Marwari, Panjabi, Maggah, Bhojpuri, and Tirhuti proverbs, sayings, emblems, aphorisms, maxims, and similes by S. W. Fallon

Des chorl no, pardes bhlk. Begging in a foreign land is better than stealing in one's own country. Des chori, pardes bhlk. Begging in a foreign land brings no shame. ( Spoken to one, who, being fallen from better circumstances, is ashamed to ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Hindustani & English (1866)

Accompanied by a Reversed Dictionary, English and Hindustani by Duncan Forbes

J-33A was pardes, m. a foreign country; adj. of another country, abroad. s. J.-33A rest par-desi, m, foreigner, a "stranger. s. U:33, West pradesh, m. a place in general, a district; a foreign country, abroad. s. Ú,322 gream pur-devta, f. the tutelary ...

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