Prabhata, aka: Prabhāta, Prabhātā; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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