Prabodha, Prabōdha: 19 definitions


Prabodha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Prabodh.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Prabodha (प्रबोध) or Prabodhāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Vīrāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Prabodha Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Vīra-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

Source: On the relationship between Buddhist and Saiva idealisms

Prabodha (प्रबोध) refers to “awakening” (of differentiated impregnations), according to Abhinavagupta’s Īśvarapratyabhijñāvimarśinī (commentary on the Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā of Utpaladeva).—Accordingly, “[...] But let us admit [for a moment] that there are indeed differentiated impregnations. However, even if it is the case, since there is no varied cause that would be something over and above pure consciousness (bodhamātra), that would exist in a [particular] place and time, etc., [and] that could be considered as that which awakens [these impregnations], the awakening (prabodha) [of these impregnations must be] devoid of variety. Therefore there must be a single awakening [of all these impregnations]; so the variety of blue and [all the other phenomena] should be manifest only simultaneously, [and not according to a particular spatial and temporal order]. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Prabodha (प्रबोध) [=Prabodhata?] (Cf. Samāveśa) refers to an “intense awakened insight ” according to Abhinava’s Tantrāloka (verse 1.167-170), while quoting his Mālinīvijayottaratantra (verse 2.21-23).—Accordingly, “The three (ways in which impurity is eradicated) was taught by the Supreme Lord in the Mālinīvijayottaratantra in the course of explaining (the forms) of penetration (into the supreme state) (samāveśa). That penetration which arises for one who thinks of naught by virtue of an intense awakened insight (prabodhata), is said to be the one pertaining to Śiva (śāmbhava). [...]”.

2) Prabodha (प्रबोध) refers to one of the eight Heroes (vīra-aṣṭaka) associated with Nādapīṭha (identified with Kulūta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Heroes (vīrāṣṭaka): Vīreśa, Sumaṅgala, Mahājaṅgala, Huṃkāra, Suśānti, Parama, Prabodha, Praśānta.

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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)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prabodha (प्रबोध) refers to “(becoming) enlightened”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.55 (“Śiva returns to Kailāsa”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Then the chief priest in the company of other brahmins enlightened (prabodha) everyone. The wise priest by his spiritual discourse was able to convince them easily. With great devotion Pārvatī bowed to her parents and the preceptor. Following the worldly convention she cried aloud frequently. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prabōdha (प्रबोध).—m S Vigilance, wakefulness, the state of sober self-possession. 2 Awakening, arousing, bringing to one's senses. 3 Knowledge, cognition, intellection; impression or apprehension as effected; conviction as formed. Ex. tyālā śāstrānta adyāpa pra0 jhālā nāhīṃ; myāṃ upadēśa phāraca kēlā parantu pra0 jhālā nāhīṃ. 4 Instructing, informing, acquainting; admonishing, apprizing, advising; arousing and enlightening in the figurative sense.

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

prabōdha (प्रबोध).—m Vigilance. A wakening. Know- ledge. Instructing.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabodha (प्रबोध).—

1) Awaking (fig. also), awakening; regaining one's consciousness, consciousness; अप्रबोधाय सुष्वाप (aprabodhāya suṣvāpa) R.12.5; मोहादभूत् कष्टतरः प्रबोधः (mohādabhūt kaṣṭataraḥ prabodhaḥ) 14.56.

2) Blowing, expanding (of flowers)

3) Wakefulness, sleeplessness; चिरप्रबोधान्न संभावितं धर्मासनमध्यासितुम् (ciraprabodhānna saṃbhāvitaṃ dharmāsanamadhyāsitum) Ś.6.

4) Vigilance, watchfulness.

5) Knowledge, understanding, wisdom, removal of delusion, real knowledge; as in प्रबोधचन्द्रोदय (prabodhacandrodaya); सूतात्मजाः सवयसः प्रथितप्रबोधम् (sūtātmajāḥ savayasaḥ prathitaprabodham) R.5.65.

6) Consolation.

7) Reviving the fragrance of a perfume.

8) Explaining.

Derivable forms: prabodhaḥ (प्रबोधः).

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

Prabodha (प्रबोध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Vigilance, wakefulness, active or vigilant state of being. 2. Intellect, understanding. 3. Knowledge, wisdom. 4. Sense, consciousness. 5. Awaking either from ignorance or sleep. 5. Blowing, (as of a flower.) 6. Consolation. 7. Reviving the fragrance of a perfume. E. pra before, budh to understand, aff. ghañ .

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

Prabodha (प्रबोध).—i. e. pra-budh + a, m. 1. Waking, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 142; vigilance. 2. Awaking either from sleep or ignorance, Pañc, 37, 20. 3. Knowledge, intellect. 4. Awakening, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 37, 38.

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

Prabodha (प्रबोध).—[masculine] awaking (also of flowers); appearing, rising; watching, perceiving, understanding, intellect, knowledge; awakening, reviving ([especially] a lost fragrance).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Prabodha (प्रबोध) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vedānta, by Viṭṭhaleśa. B. 4, 68.

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

1) Prabodha (प्रबोध):—[=pra-bodha] [from pra-budh] m. awaking (from sleep or ignorance), becoming conscious, consciousness, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] opening, blowing (of flowers), [Kālidāsa]

3) [v.s. ...] manifestation, appearance (of intelligence), [Pañcatantra] ([varia lectio])

4) [v.s. ...] waking, wakefulness, [Śakuntalā]

5) [v.s. ...] knowledge, understanding, intelligence, [Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Śāntiśataka]

6) [v.s. ...] awakening (trans.), [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] friendly admonition, good words ([plural]), [Naiṣadha-carita]

8) [v.s. ...] reviving of an evaporated scent, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

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

Prabodha (प्रबोध):—[pra-bodha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. Vigilance; intellect; knowledge, sense; awaking.

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

Prabodha (प्रबोध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pabodha, Paboha.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prabodha (प्रबोध) [Also spelled prabodh]:—[[~na]] (nm) awakening, rousing (from slumber); consciousness; enlightenment.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prabōdha (ಪ್ರಬೋಧ):—

1) [noun] a becoming conscious of; the state of being enlightened; enlightenment.

2) [noun] kind favour; a gracious or merciful act.

3) [noun] the systematised knowledge of a learned person, exhibiting accuracy, critical ability, and thoroughness; erudition; scholarship.

4) [noun] he (esp. a servant) who wakes another up from sleep.

5) [noun] a man who arouses or enlightens another or others; an enlightener.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prabodha in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Prabodha (प्रबोध):—n. 1. awaking; awakening; consciousness; 2. knowledge; understanding; wisdom; real knowledge;

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