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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Praceta (प्रचेत).—The son of Durdama; had a hundred sons who went to the North as lords of the mlecchas.1 Father of Śatadharma.2

  • 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.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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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.

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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’.

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