Prabhata, Prabhāta, Prabhātā: 20 definitions


Prabhata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prabhat.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prabhata in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Prabhāta (प्रभात).—See under Sṛṣṭi.

2) Prabhātā (प्रभाता).—Wife of Dharmadeva. Dharmadeva begot of her two sons named Pratyūṣa and Prabhāsa. Both were Vasus. (Śloka 17, Chapter 66, Ādi Parva).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prabhāta (प्रभात) or Prabhātakāla refers to the “(time of) morning”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.52 (“The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seated on a gemset throne offered by Menā, Śiva surveyed the bedchamber with pleasure. [...] While the supreme lord had his sleep and the lord of the mountains was engaged in these duties, the night passed away giving place to dawn. In the morning (prabhāta-kāla) the enthusiastic people began to play on different kinds of musical instruments. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Prabhāta (प्रभात).—(Prabhāsa?)—the eighth Vasu who had for his wife Yogasiddhi (Varastrī) the sister of Bṛhaspati; their son was Viśvakarman; [see rāmā; Bāl. Khān. 27-35 where he is named Sāvitra].*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 21; 59. 16; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 21, 27; 203. 4; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 82; 66. 20, 27-8; 83. 20; 84. 16.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Prabhāta (प्रभात) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Prabhāta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Prabhāta (प्रभात) is the son of Prabhā and Bhāskara (sun-god): the son of Aditi and Kaśyapa according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Saurapurāṇa 30.27-73 and chapter 31 descibes the vaṃśānucarita in an abridged form. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives—Saṃjñā, Rājñī, Prabhā and Chāyā. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the Sun-god in whose race were born the kings. Prabhā gave birth to Prabhāta of the Sun-god

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Prabhata in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Prabhāta (प्रभात) refers to “dawn”, according to the Brahmayāmala-tantra (or Picumata), an early 7th century Śaiva text consisting of twelve-thousand verses.—Accordingly, [while describing a haṭha-sādhana (foreceful practice)]: “[...] Hear what would transpire for him on the ninth day: A loud, terrifying sound arises in the hole, a sweet-smelling air is diffused [and] everywhere a shower of flowers. All the gods shake with fear, their eyes quivering. Aghorī's spirits appear in the clear of dawn (prabhāta-vimala) by the thousands, of great majesty and deformed visage. [...]”

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prabhāta (प्रभात) refers to “daybreak”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having abandoned the tree, as the birds  [com.prabhāta—‘at daybreak’] go in the early morning, in like manner the embodied souls continually go somewhere depending on their own karma”.

Synonyms: Prāta, Pratyūṣa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prabhāta (प्रभात).—n S Morning, dawn, daybreak.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prabhāta (प्रभात).—n Morning, dawn, daybreak.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabhāta (प्रभात).—p. p. Begun to become clear or light; प्रभातायां रजन्यां वै इदं युद्धं भविष्यति (prabhātāyāṃ rajanyāṃ vai idaṃ yuddhaṃ bhaviṣyati) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.168.43.

-tam Daybreak, dawn; अक्ष्णोः प्रभातमासीत् (akṣṇoḥ prabhātamāsīt) Ś.2; प्रभाते स्नातीनां नृपतिरमणीनां कुचतटे (prabhāte snātīnāṃ nṛpatiramaṇīnāṃ kucataṭe) G. L.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prabhāta (प्रभात).—m. (recorded only as nt. in Sanskrit and pabhāta in Pali), dawn, getting light: rātriprabhāto 'bhūt (all mss.) Lalitavistara 225.7 (prose).

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

Prabhāta (प्रभात).—n.

(-taṃ) Morning, dawn, daybreak. f.

(-tā) Begun to become light. E. pra before, bhā to shine, aff. kta .

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

Prabhāta (प्रभात).—[adjective] shone forth, begun to be light; [neuter] day-break.

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

1) Prabhāta (प्रभात):—[from pra-bhā] mfn. shone forth, begun to become clear or light, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the sun and Prabhā, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) Prabhātā (प्रभाता):—[from prabhāta > pra-bhā] f. Name of the mother of the Vasus Pratyūṣa and Prabhāsa, [Mahābhārata]

4) Prabhāta (प्रभात):—[from pra-bhā] n. daybreak, dawn, morning, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Prabhāta (प्रभात):—[pra-bhāta] (taṃ) 1. n. Morning, dawn.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prabhāta (प्रभात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pabhāia, Pabhāya, Pahāya.

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Prabhata 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prabhata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prabhāta (प्रभात) [Also spelled prabhat]:—(nm) the morning; dawn; -[kāla/samaya] the morning time; [pherī] singing or slogan-raising groups going round in the morning (to celebrate an important event or for propaganda purposes).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prabhāta (ಪ್ರಭಾತ):—

1) [noun] the first or early part; the dawn; morning.

2) [noun] (pros.) a meter having thirteen syllables in each line.

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Prābhāta (ಪ್ರಾಭಾತ):—[noun] the first appearance of daylight in the morning; the dawn.

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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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