Parvardigar

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This article is about the name of God in Persian. For other uses, see Parvardigar (disambiguation).

Parvardigar or Parwardigar[pronunciation?] is an appellation or title for God in the Persian language. Its literal meaning is sustainer, a name metaphorically and attributively used for Khuda or God.

The word has Persian roots and comes from parwa/parva meaning to foster, cherish, to nurture, to develop/care for. Digar, when applied in this sense, means "again and again." Thus Parvardigar means "to care again and again."