Apratima; 7 Definition(s)
Apratima means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Apratima (अप्रतिम).—A son of Uttama Manu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 34.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Apratima (अप्रतिम) refers to one of the forty-seven tānas (tone) used in Indian music.—The illustration of Apratima (as a deity) according to 15th-century Indian art is as follows.—The colour of his body is yellow. His face is similar to the face of a peacock. A viṇā is held with both hands.
The illustrations (of, for example Apratima) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Languages of India and abroad
apratima (अप्रतिम).—a S That is without an equal, match, likeness; unequaled, unrivaled.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
apratima (अप्रतिम).—a Incomparable, unequalled, unrivalled.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) Without an equal or parallel, incomparable, matchless, unrivalled; त्वं ह त्यदप्रति मानमोजो (tvaṃ ha tyadaprati mānamojo) Rv.8.96.17. रामस्य पश्याप्रतिमानमोजः (rāmasya paśyāpratimānamojaḥ) Mv.1.62; °रूपत्वम् (rūpatvam); °वीर्य, °बुद्धि (vīrya, °buddhi) &c.
2) Improper; तस्मात्त्वया समारब्धं कर्म ह्यप्रतिमं परैः (tasmāttvayā samārabdhaṃ karma hyapratimaṃ paraiḥ) Rām.6.12.35.
See also (synonyms): apratimāna.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Apratimā (अप्रतिमा).—n. of a queen, previous incarnation of Yaśodharā: Mv i.128.13 ff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Unequalled, incomparable. E. a neg. pratimā similitude.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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