Prabuddha, Prabuddhā: 18 definitions


Prabuddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Prabuddh.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Prabuddhā (प्रबुद्धा, “enlightened”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Kapāla (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā. The names of these nine Dūtīs seem to express their involvement in yogic practices.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध) or Prabuddhāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Sahasrāgama 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., Prabuddha Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Sahasra-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध) or Prabuddhāgama also refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Kiraṇāgama.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—A king born of the line of Priyavrata, son of Manu. (4th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध) refers to “one who is enlightened”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, after Śiva described Pārvatī: “[...] Thinking thus only for a moment, the enlightened [i.e., prabuddha] Śiva became detached, honoured Pārvatī and spoke. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—A son of Ṛṣabha; a Bhāgavata; advised Nimi how to get rid of the māyā by means of going to a guru and following the path of devotion to Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 11; XI. 2. 21; 3. 18-33.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Prabuddhā (प्रबुद्धा) refers to the “awakened (Kaulika Command)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Active in the utterance (of mantra that takes place) in the centre, she pervades all things with the mass of (her) red and beautiful rays. (She is) the threefold Nityaklinnā, the universal energy of Śiva, the root goddess who pervades (all things). She awakens the Command that has been destroyed and removes the impurities (that sully the) Rule. She alone is capable of piercing the bridge. She is the garland of thirty-two syllables, the awakened (prabuddhā) Kaulika Command, the supreme energy (well) deployed. Pure, she is the Light of the Void and she pulses radiantly with waves of rays. She alone conjoins (the fettered to) the path of the Siddhas. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध) refers to “having been aroused”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, “[...]  Then, entreated with the song, Heruka has been aroused (prabuddha) spontaneously. ‘oṃ,āh, the body, speech, and mind adamantine hūṃphaṭ hoh’—with recitation of this mantra, [the practitioner] performs the instantaneous transformation: the hero of all (Heruka), with [his consort] Yoginī (Vajravārāhī), by nature, instantly emerge by means of the mantra. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—p S Matured, confirmed, perfected, ripened into manhood--mind, understanding, a person. Hence Profoundly wise. 2 Awakened, aroused, brought to one's senses, lit. fig.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—p. p.

1) Awakened, roused; तथा लिखितवान् प्रातः प्रबुद्धो बुधकौशिकः (tathā likhitavān prātaḥ prabuddho budhakauśikaḥ) Rāma-rakṣā.15.

2) Wise, learned, clever; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

3) Knowing, conversant with.

4) Fullblown, expanded; पुष्पैः समं निपतिता रजनीप्रबुद्धैः (puṣpaiḥ samaṃ nipatitā rajanīprabuddhaiḥ) Ve.2.7.

5) Beginning to work or take effect (as a charm).

6) Enlivened, lively.

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

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—mfn.

(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Wise, learned. 2. Blown, expanded. 3. Wakened, awake, roused. 4. Beginning to take effect. E. pra before, budh to be wise, aff. kta .

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

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—[adjective] awakened, expanded, blossomed, appeared; enlivened, brightened; clearsighted, clever, wise.

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

1) Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध):—[=pra-buddha] [from pra-budh] mfn. awakened, awake, roused, expanded, developed, opened, blown, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] come forth, appeared, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] (anything) that has begun to take effect (as a spell), [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] known, understood, recognised, [Kapila]

5) [v.s. ...] enlightened, clear-sighted, clever, wise, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Harṣacarita]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a teacher, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध):—[pra-buddha] (ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) a. Wise; expanded; awakened, roused.

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

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pabuddha.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध) [Also spelled prabuddh]:—(a) awakened, aroused (from slumber); conscious; enlightened; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prabuddha (ಪ್ರಬುದ್ಧ):—

1) [adjective] awakened; roused.

2) [adjective] known; understood.

3) [adjective] enlightened; mentally matured.

4) [adjective] blown; developed; opened.

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Prabuddha (ಪ್ರಬುದ್ಧ):—[noun] a man of knowledge or maturity; a scholarly man.

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