Pradatavya, Pradātavya, Pradātavyā, Pra-datavya: 6 definitions
Pradatavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Pradātavya (प्रदातव्य) refers to “that which should be given” (i.e., Śrīkaṇṭha’s hymn in praise of the Goddess), according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The purified soul who, pure, recites this [i.e., Śrīkaṇṭha’s hymn in praise of the Goddess] in front of the Kramaliṅga is free from all sins and attains Rudra’s world. It was uttered by Śrīkaṇṭha and, secret, it should not be told to (just) anybody. It should be given [i.e., pradātavya] to a true devotee, (and) never to one who is averse (to the goddess). [...]”.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Pradātavyā (प्रदातव्या) refers to “she who should be given (to Śiva)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.36 (“The statements of the seven sages”).—Accordingly, as the mountains said to Himavat (Himācala): “Of what avail is a long discussion and deliberation now? What should be done is only that. She is born only for the purpose of the gods. Incarnating for the sake of Śiva, she shall be given (pradātavyā) to Śiva. Śiva has been propitiated by her and Śiva has also spoken to her”.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Pradātavya (प्रदातव्य) refers to “that which should be given” (as part of an offering ceremony), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering manual of the root-heart] “[...] The stake should not be driven out. It should be said, ‘Foster the Tathāgata’s vows and precepts. Then I will drive out the stake’. Then the Nāga falls at his feet with his retinue. He should be given (pradātavya) [the following words]: ‘I shall keep in mind the Threefold Refuge and the Ten Righteous Actions’. [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pradātavya (प्रदातव्य):—[=pra-dātavya] [from pra-dā] mfn. to be given (also in marriage) or offered or presented or restored or imparted etc. (teṣāṃ saṃskṛtam pradātavyam, to these Saṃskṛt is to be imparted id est. these are to be taught Saṃskṛt, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] to be placed or put into, [Varāha-mihira]
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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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