Prabuddha, aka: Prabuddhā; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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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: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

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 (eg., Prabuddha Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (eg., 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.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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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Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—A king born of the line of Priyavrata, son of Manu. (4th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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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.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Prabuddha (प्रबुद्ध).—p. p.

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

2) Wise, learned, clever; Pt.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: DDSA: The practical 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: 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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