Prada, Pradā: 13 definitions


Prada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Prada (प्रद) refers to “giving (the fruits)” (of all Āgamas), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.5-11, while explaining the universality of Amṛteśa]—“[...] Thus, in this way, Deveśa [is found in all] Āgamas. He gives of all Sādhakas the benefits [of worship] from all directions [i.e., no matter what their tradition]. Because of him, splendid gems light up [differently] under different conditions, giving the fruits of all Āgamas (pradasarvāgamaphalapradaḥ) in all streams. Thus, he is Śiva, Sadāśiva, Bhairava, Tumburu, Soma, and Sūrya, with his own form arising bearing no form”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prada (प्रद) refers to “(that which) grants (liberation)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “There is nothing like the doctrine which is productive of all prosperity, the root of the tree of bliss, beneficial, venerable and grants liberation (śiva-prada). Snakes, fire, poison, tigers, elephants, lions, demons and kings, etc. do not hurt those whose selves are settled in the doctrine”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prada (प्रद).—a S That gives, grants, confers, affords, bestows. Ex. of comp. sukhaprada, duḥkha -phala -dhana -vidyā -harṣa-śōka-prada Yielding pleasure, pain, profit &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prada (प्रद).—a That gives, grants, confers. In comp. as Ex. hitaprada.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradā (प्रदा).—3 U.

1) To grant, give, offer, present; स्वं प्रागहं प्रादिषि नामराय किं नाम तस्मै मनसा नराय (svaṃ prāgahaṃ prādiṣi nāmarāya kiṃ nāma tasmai manasā narāya) N.6.95; Manusmṛti 3.99, 18,273; Y.2.9.

2) To impart, teach (as learning); शिष्यप्रदेयागमाः (śiṣyapradeyāgamāḥ) (kavayaḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.15.

3) To give away; yield.

4) To give up, deliver.

5) To give away in marriage.

6) To sell; यत्रैकेन च यत् क्रीतं तच्छतेन प्रदीयते (yatraikena ca yat krītaṃ tacchatena pradīyate) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.13.

7) To deliver up, restore.

8) To pay, discharge (a debt).

9) To put, place in.

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Prada (प्रद).—a.

1) (At the end of comp.) Giving, bestowing, or conferring on, yielding; सुख°, ताप°, सस्य° (sukha°, tāpa°, sasya°) &c.

2) Liberal, bountiful.

-dā A gift.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prada (प्रद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) A giver, giving bountiful. f.

(-dā) A gift, a donation. E. pra before, to give, śa aff. or aṅ and ṭāp .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prada (प्रद).—[pra-da] (vb. ), I. adj. sbst. Giving, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 9; a giver, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 162. Ii. f. , A gift.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prada (प्रद).—[adjective] giving, uttering, causing (mostly —°).

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Pradā (प्रदा).—A. ([Middle]) give up, deliver, present, offer, give in marriage (±bhāryām); pay, discharge (a debt), restore, sell ([with] [instrumental] of price); teach, communicate, impart; grant, permit; put in set (fire) to ([locative]).

Pradā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and (दा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pradā (प्रदा):—[=pra-dā] a. pra-√1. [Parasmaipada] -dadāti, rarely [Ātmanepada] -datte, ([Vedic or Veda] [infinitive mood] pra-dātos, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]; irreg. [Potential] [Parasmaipada] -dadet, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]),

—to give away, give, offer, present, grant, bestow, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (with or [scilicet] bhāryām, to give in marriage; with prativacas, to g° an answer; with pravṛttim, to information about an event; with yuddham, to g° battle; with dvaṃdva-yuddham, to engage in single combat; with vidyām, to communicate or impart knowledge; with hutāśanam, to set fire to);

—to give up, abolish, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā];

—to sell (with [instrumental case] of price), [Pañcatantra];

—to restore (anything lost etc.), [Manu-smṛti];

—to pay, discharge (a debt), [Yājñavalkya];

—to put or place in ([locative case]), [ib.; Mahābhārata] :

—[Passive voice] -dīyate, to be given away, be given, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.:

—[Causal] -dāpayati, to cause to give, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.;

—to compel to give back or to repay, [Yājñavalkya; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti] ;

—to cause to put in or to, [Mahābhārata; Bhāvaprakāśa];

—to put or place in ([locative case]), [Caraka];

— (with vastim), to apply a clyster, [ib.] :

—[Desiderative] -ditsate, to wish to give in marriage, [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) Prada (प्रद):—[=pra-da] [from pra-dā] mf(ā)n. giving, yielding, offering, granting, bestowing, causing, effecting, uttering, speaking (cf. anna-, jaya-, bahu-, sukha-, -śāpa etc.)

3) Pradā (प्रदा):—[=pra-dā] [from pra-da] b f. a gift, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Prādā (प्रादा):—[=prā-√dā] (pra-ā- √1. ) [Parasmaipada] -dadāti ([infinitive mood] prā-dātum [indeclinable participle] prā-dāya), to give, bestow, [Mahābhārata]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prada (प्रद):—[pra-da] (daḥ-dā-daṃ) a. Giving. f. Gift.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prada (प्रद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paya.

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Prada in German

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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 (even English!). 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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