Pradarshaka, Pradarśaka: 11 definitions



Pradarshaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Pradarśaka can be transliterated into English as Pradarsaka or Pradarshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pradarshaka in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक) refers to a “guide”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.10. Accordingly as Viṣṇu said to Brahmā:—“[...] He rests and relaxes in His own soul. He is free from the pair of opposites, such as happiness and unhappiness. He is subservient to His devotees in a fine physical body. He is a yogin devoted always to the practice of Yogas. He is guide (pradarśaka) to the path of Yoga (yogamārga)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradarshaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक).—a S That shows or manifests. In comp. as guṇapradarśaka, bhayapradarśaka, lōbhapradarśaka.

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

pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक).—a That shows or manifests.

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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

[«previous next»] — Pradarshaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक).—a.

1) Showing, manifesting, exhibiting.

2) Foretelling.

3) Presenting.

4) Proclaiming.

5) Teaching, informing, instructing.

-kaḥ 1 A prophet.

2) A teacher, instructor.

3) A doctrine, principle, precept.

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

Pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A teacher, an expounder. 2. A prophet. E. pra before, darśaka who shews.

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

Pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक).—i. e. pra-dṛś + aka, m. A teacher, Mahābhārata 2, 1452.

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

Pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक).—[adjective] showing, announcing, teaching; [masculine] teacher.

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

1) Pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक):—[=pra-darśaka] [from pra-darśa > pra-dṛś] mfn. showing, indicating, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

2) [v.s. ...] proclaiming, foretelling, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] teaching, expounding, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a teacher, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] n. (?) a doctrine, principle, [Kapila [Scholiast or Commentator]] ([varia lectio] pra-ghaṭṭaka).

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

Pradarśaka (प्रदर्शक):—[pra-darśaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A teacher, an expounder, a prophet.

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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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