Pracala, aka: Pracalā, Pracāla; 4 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Prachala.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Pracalā (प्रचला, “drowsiness”) refers to “sleep in sitting posture” one of the eight divisions of Darśanāvaraṇa, or “perception obscuring (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—What is meant by drowsiness karmas (pracalā)? The karmas which cause semi sleep-awake disposition are called perception obscuring due to drowsiness karmas. Pracalā is also known as Pracalādarśanāvaraṇa or Pracalādarśanāvaraṇīya.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pracala (प्रचल).—a.

1) Trembling, shaking, tremulous; य उत्पलाक्षि प्रचलैर्विलोचनैस्तवाक्षिसादृश्यमिव प्रयुञ्जते (ya utpalākṣi pracalairvilocanaistavākṣisādṛśyamiva prayuñjate) Ku.5.35; Māl.1.38.

2) Current, prevailing, customary.

3) Going well or widely.

-laḥ A peacock; Nigh. Ratn.

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Pracalā (प्रचला).—f. A chamelion (Mar. saraḍā).

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Pracāla (प्रचाल).—The neck of the Indian lute.

Derivable forms: pracālaḥ (प्रचालः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pracala (प्रचल).—(m.?), setting out; in °la-parivarta, title of LV Chap. 5: LV 54.17 (colophon), chapter of departure (sc. of the Bodhisattva from the Tuṣita heaven to earth).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pracala (प्रचल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. What goes much or widely. 2. Current, circulating, customary. 4. Shaking, trembling. E. pra before, cal to go, ac aff.

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Pracāla (प्रचाल).—m.

(-laḥ) The stick or body of the Vina or lute. E. pra before, car to go, aff. ghañ .

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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