Prabhasakhanda, Prabhāsakhaṇḍa, Prabhasa-khanda: 4 definitions



Prabhasakhanda 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Prabhasakhaṇḍa (प्रभसखण्ड) is the name of a work quoted in the Bhojanakutūhala (bhakṣyābhakṣya-prakaraṇa), which discusses the topics related to the consumption of food such as timings, do’s and don’ts, stipulations and prohibitions as prescribed in Smṛti texts.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Prabhāsakhaṇḍa (प्रभासखण्ड):—The Prabhāsa-khaṇḍa of the Skandapurāṇa consists of four sections

  1. Prabhāsakṣetramāhātmya (365 chapters)
  2. Vastrāpathakṣetramāhātmya (19 chapters)
  3. Arvudakhaṇḍa (63 chapters) and
  4. Dvārakāmāhātmya (44 chapters)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Prabhāsakhaṇḍa (प्रभासखण्ड) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—of the Skandapurāṇa. Ben. 49. Bik. 215. Bhr. 52. Oxf. 84^b (Index). Quoted by Hemādri, etc.

2) Prabhāsakhaṇḍa (प्रभासखण्ड):—of the Skandapurāṇa. Stein 217.

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

Prabhāsakhaṇḍa (प्रभासखण्ड):—[=pra-bhāsa-khaṇḍa] [from pra-bhāsa > pra-bhās] mn. Name of [work]

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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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