Prabodhini, Prabōdhinī, Prabodhinī: 5 definitions


Prabodhini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā

Prabodhinī (प्रबोधिनी) refers to the twenty-fourth of twenty-six ekādaśīs according to the Garga-saṃhitā 4.8.9. Accordingly, “to attain Lord Kṛṣṇa’s mercy you should follow the vow of fasting on ekādaśī. In that way You will make Lord Kṛṣṇa into your submissive servant. Of this there is no doubt”. A person who chants the names of these twenty-six ekādaśīs (e.g., Prabodhinī) attains the result of following ekādaśī for one year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prabodhini in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Prabodhinī (प्रबोधिनी) or Haribodhinī is the name of the eleventh day in the bright half of Kārttika. That is the last day of Cāturmāsa. This is regarded as one of the most auspicious days.

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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

[«previous next»] — Prabodhini in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prabōdhinī (प्रबोधिनी).—f (S) The eleventh of the bright fortnight of Kartik. On this day viṣṇu awakes.

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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

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

Prabodhinī (प्रबोधिनी).—The eleventh day of the bright half of Kārtika on which Viṣṇu awakes from his four months' sleep.

See also (synonyms): prabodhanī.

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

Prabodhinī (प्रबोधिनी):—[=pra-bodhinī] [from pra-bodhin > pra-bodha > pra-budh] f. the 11th day in the light half of Kārttika (= bodhanī), [Catalogue(s)]

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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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