Praceta: 3 definitions
Praceta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Pracheta.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 15-16; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 11-12; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 11.
- 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 17. 4-5.
1b) (praśānti) a name of Śanti Agni.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 27.
1c) A Mantrakṛt; see Cyavana.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 104; III. 1. 92; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 54, 88.
1d) A Pārāvata god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 13. Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 12.
1e) A god of Prasūta group.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 70.
1f) A god of the Lekha group.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 75.
1g) One of the Mind-born sons of Brahmā; a Mantrakṛt.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 3. 7; 102. 19; 145. 98; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 96.
1h) The son of Viduṣa; had 100 sons, all chieftains of the mleccha countries of the northern regions.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 8-9.
1i) The father of the Yakṣas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 11.
Praceta (प्रचेत) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Praceta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Pracetā (प्रचेता) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the eighteen disciples of Kāvya-puruṣa, he well-known for his composition on Svabhavokti. In the Purāṇas we also found ten pracetā.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+16): Pracetas, Varkshi, Lekha, Brihatpracetas, Prashanta, Supracetas, Apracetas, Vatsapracetas, Durmana, Dravinasa, Savarna, Pracetasa, Vidusha, Druhyuvamsha, Turvasuvamsha, Paravata, Cakshushantara, Sucetas, Dhumrakesha, Kandu.
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 23 - The Dynasties of the Sons of Yayati < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 31 - Narada Instructs the Pracetas < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Chapter 30 - The Activities of the Pracetas < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
The Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 2 - The progeny of Prajāpati: the race of Dakṣa < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 37 - Cākṣuṣa Manvantara and dynasty of Vaivasvata Manu < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 57 - Varuṇa visits Bhārgava < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter XVII - Druhyu < [Book IV]
Corrections < [Preface]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1.34-35 < [Section XX - Creation of Marīci and other Sages]
Verse 3.244 < [Section XIV - Method of Feeding]
Verse 3.266 < [Section XXI - Relative Merits of the Offering-Materials]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)