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.
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’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Pracēta (ಪ್ರಚೇತ):—[noun] (myth.) Varuṇa, the regent of western direction and the Water-god.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+35): Pracetas, Pracetasa, Brihatpracetas, Varkshi, Sucetas, Lekha, Prashanta, Supracetas, Apracetas, Apracetita, Brahmajivin, Vatsapracetas, Durmana, Dravinasa, Savarna, Vidusha, Druhyuvamsha, Va, Paravata, Turvasuvamsha.
Search found 25 books and stories containing Praceta, Pracēta; (plurals include: Pracetas, Pracētas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 2 - The Origin of Men: the Birth of Daksha < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 42 - The Gods Go to Kashyapa < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 20 - The Fruits of Yoga < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
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]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)