Ishvarapranidhana, Īśvarapraṇidhāna, Ishvara-pranidhana: 5 definitions
Ishvarapranidhana 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.
The Sanskrit term Īśvarapraṇidhāna can be transliterated into English as Isvarapranidhana or Ishvarapranidhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Education: Systems & Practices
Īśvarapraṇidhāna (ईश्वरप्रणिधान) refers to “faith in and surrender to the gods” and forms part of the ancient Indian education system, which aimed at both the inner and the outer dimension of a person. Students living with the teacher (Guru or Ācārya) led a life of self-control, abstinence, obedience and devotion and regulated their lives by adhering to yama (self-restraint) and niyama (five observances), that is, śauca — purity of body, mind, thought; santoṣa — positive contentment; tapas — austerity; svādhyāya — self-study, introspection; and īśvarapraṇidhāna — faith in and surrender to the gods.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
īśvarapraṇidhāna (ईश्वरप्रणिधान).—n S Maintaining steadily the idea of God; close contemplation.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Īśvarapraṇidhāna (ईश्वरप्रणिधान).—[neuter] subjection to the will of god.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Īśvarapraṇidhāna (ईश्वरप्रणिधान):—[=īśvara-praṇidhāna] [from īśvara > īś] n. devotion to God, [Vedāntasāra]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Īśvarapraṇidhāna (ईश्वरप्रणिधान):—n. Ergebung in den Willen Gottes [285,30.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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