Pradarshana, Pradarśana: 15 definitions


Pradarshana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pradarshan.

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Pradarshana in Vyakarana glossary
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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pradarshana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन) refers to “empasizing (the purity of one’s intentions)”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.132-133.—Accordingly, “Having explained that only phenomena are real entities because [only they are] established by a means of [valid] knowledge, [and] anticipating by himself the refutation of his own thesis, [Utpaladeva now] expounds [this refutation with the passage beginning with] ‘only …’ by empasizing (pradarśana) the purity of his intentions, in order to state that [he] is free of bias. [According to him] this ‘could [still] be objected,’ [i.e.] it deserves the [following] objection. Which one? This is what [Utpaladeva says] in ‘[if these objects did not exist] after as well as before [their] being manifest …’”

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pradarshana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन) refers to “exhibiting (the great gestures)”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 2.21-27.—Accordingly, “[...]  He worshipped the Great Transmission with hymns and excellent divine lauds, by exhibiting the Great Gestures (mahāmudrā-pradarśana) and with salutations and the waving of lamps along with divine words of praise and rites of adoration centered on the maṇḍala and the Krama. Taking up then the energizing (substances), O fair one, he who does all things, was conjoined with the goddess. O Supreme mistress, praised by the heroes, the Lord of the heroes and the universal Self took up the vessel with the meat and put it in (his) mouth along with the sacrificial pap. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradarshana in Marathi glossary
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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradarshana in Sanskrit glossary
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]

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

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन):—[pra-darśana] (naṃ) 1. n. Explaining, prophesying.

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

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Payaṃsaṇa.

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Pradarshana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradarshana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pradarśana (प्रदर्शन) [Also spelled pradarshan]:—(nm) a show; an exhibition, a display; performance; demonstration; ~[ka] a performer, showman, one who shows/exhibits/displays/demonstrates; ~[napriya] an exhibitionist; ~[napriyatā] exhibitionism.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradarshana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pradarśana (ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ):—

1) [noun] the act of showing; exhibition.

2) [noun] prediction of the future; prophecy; fore-telling.

3) [noun] the act of explaining, making another understand.

4) [noun] an example, illustration with the help of which something is explained.

5) [noun] a public show or display, as of art, industrial products, athletic feats, etc.; exhibition.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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