Pradarshana, Pradarśana: 7 definitions


Pradarshana 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 Pradarśana can be transliterated into English as Pradarsana or Pradarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन).—Illustration; cf. विदांकुर्वन्तु इति । इतिकरणः प्रदर्शनार्थः न केवलं प्रथमपुरुषबहुवचनं किं तर्हि सर्वाण्येव लोड्वचनान्यनुप्रयुज्यन्ते । (vidāṃkurvantu iti | itikaraṇaḥ pradarśanārthaḥ na kevalaṃ prathamapuruṣabahuvacanaṃ kiṃ tarhi sarvāṇyeva loḍvacanānyanuprayujyante |) Kas. on P. III.1.41; cf. also किमर्थो योग-विभागः । प्रदर्शनार्थः । (kimartho yoga-vibhāgaḥ | pradarśanārthaḥ |) Kas. on P.I.2.59.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pradarśana (प्रदर्शन).—n (S) Showing, displaying, manifesting. In comp. as bhaya-dainya-guṇa-dik-pradarśana.

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

pradarśana (प्रदर्शन).—n Exhibition. Showing, display- ing. In comp. as bhaya-dainya-guṇa-dik-pradarśana.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन).—

1) Look, appearance; as in घोरप्रदर्शनः (ghorapradarśanaḥ).

2) Manifesting, displaying, show, exhibition.

3) Teaching, explaining.

4) An example.

5) Prophesying.

-nā Indication.

Derivable forms: pradarśanam (प्रदर्शनम्).

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

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Shewing. 2. Explaining generally, not exclusively. 3. Explaining or specifying. 4. An example. 5. Prophesying. 6. Look, aspect, appearance. E. pra before, dṛś to see, causal v., lyuṭ aff.

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

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन).—[neuter] look, aspect (often [adjective] —°); showing, pointing out; instruction, lesson.

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

1) Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन):—[=pra-darśana] [from pra-darśa > pra-dṛś] n. look, appearance (often ifc., with f(ā). ), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] pointing out, showing, propounding, teaching, explaining, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Mahābhārata; Śaṃkarācārya]

3) [v.s. ...] an example, [Yājñavalkya]

4) [v.s. ...] prophesying, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) Pradarśanā (प्रदर्शना):—[=pra-darśanā] [from pra-darśana > pra-darśa > pra-dṛś] f. indication, [Kāvyādarśa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन):—[=pra-darśana] [from pra-darśa > pra-dṛś] m. [plural] Name of a class of deities under Manu Auttami, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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. 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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