Phalaprada, Phala-prada, Phalapradā: 12 definitions


Phalaprada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Phalaprada in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Phalapradā (फलप्रदा) refers to “she who bestows the fruits” (of the adept’s practice), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Pūrṇā (i.e., Pūrṇāmaṅgalā) is in the northwest and she sits on a vulture. She has one face, three eyes and two hands in which she holds a sword and, in the left, a severed head. She is a female warrior and, extremely fierce, she laughs loudly. She wears a deerskin. (Here) in the north-west, she destroys fear. Worshipped, she quickly bestows the boons and fruits of the adept’s (practice) [i.e., phalapradā]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Phalaprada in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Phalaprada (फलप्रद) refers to the “bestower of fruits”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Pārvatī: “[...] Performing such austerities and engrossed in the muttering of the five-syllabled mantra, Pārvatī meditated on Śiva, the bestower of fruits [i.e., phalaprada] of our cherished desires. Everyday during leisure time she used to water the trees planted by her along with her maids and extended acts of hospitality. Chill gusts of wind, cool showers, and unbearable heat she bore with equanimity”.

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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Phalaprada in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Phalaprada (फलप्रद) refers to “bestowing the fruits (of the Śaiva dharma)”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva verse 9.516cd–522.—Accordingly, “That Guru is equal to Śiva, bestowing the fruits of the Śaiva dharma (śivadharma-phalaprada). The bhūtidīkṣā contains the fruits of Sadāśiva at the end of the Śānti [level]. This [initiation] is known as the Śivadharmī; the other is called the Lokadharmī. The Śivadharmī is known to be the initiation for Sādhakas. For them [the Guru] should perform consecration, and unite them with the state of being Sādhakas. The consecration for the Sādhaka [should be performed] after the vidyādīkṣā. [...]”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Phalaprada (फलप्रद) refers to “giving the fruits” (of all Āgamas), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.5-11, while explaining the universality of Amṛteśa]—“[...] Thus, in this way, Deveśa [is found in all] Āgamas. He gives of all Sādhakas the benefits [of worship] from all directions [i.e., no matter what their tradition]. Because of him, splendid gems light up [differently] under different conditions, giving the fruits of all Āgamas (phalapradasarvāgamaphalapradaḥ) in all streams. Thus, he is Śiva, Sadāśiva, Bhairava, Tumburu, Soma, and Sūrya, with his own form arising bearing no form”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Phalaprada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phalaprada (फलप्रद).—a.

1) productive, fruitful, bearing fruit; फलदानां तु वृक्षाणां छेदने जप्यमृक्शतम् (phaladānāṃ tu vṛkṣāṇāṃ chedane japyamṛkśatam) Manusmṛti 11.142; गतेऽपि वयसि ग्राह्या विद्या सर्वात्मना बुधैः (gate'pi vayasi grāhyā vidyā sarvātmanā budhaiḥ) | ...... अन्यत्र फलदा भवेत् (anyatra phaladā bhavet) || Subhāṣ.

2) bringing in gain or profit.

3) giving a reward, rewarding.

-daḥ a tree.

Phalaprada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms phala and prada (प्रद). See also (synonyms): phalada, phaladātṛ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phalaprada (फलप्रद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Yielding fruit, productive, yielding a reward, &c. E. phala and prada what gives.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phalaprada (फलप्रद).—[adjective] bringing gain or a reward.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phalaprada (फलप्रद):—[=phala-prada] [from phala > phal] mfn. bringing profit or a reward, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phalaprada (फलप्रद):—[phala-prada] (daḥ-dā-daṃ) a. Productive.

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Phalaprada in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Phalaprada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Phalaprada (ಫಲಪ್ರದ):—

1) [adjective] bearing much fruit; fruitful.

2) [adjective] producing muich; productive; prolific; fruitful.

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Phalaprada (ಫಲಪ್ರದ):—

1) [noun] = ಫಲದ [phalada]2 - 2.

2) [noun] the Supreme Being, who awards the consequences based on individuaḷs deeds.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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