Pradeshini, aka: Pradeśini, Prādeśinī; 5 Definition(s)


Pradeshini 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 terms Pradeśini and Prādeśinī can be transliterated into English as Pradesini or Pradeshini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Pradeśini (प्रदेशिनि).—The index finger used for measuring aṅgulas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 103.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Pradeśinī (प्रदेशिनी, “fore-finger”) refers to one of the “five handstrokes” (pāṇiprahata) and represents rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “these hand-strokes, according to their application are controlled, semi-controlled or free”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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pradēśinī (प्रदेशिनी).—f S The index or forefinger.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Pradeśinī (प्रदेशिनी).—

1) The fore-finger, the index finger; अवमुच्य प्रदेशिन्या दंष्ट्रामादातुमिच्छसि (avamucya pradeśinyā daṃṣṭrāmādātumicchasi) Mb.4.49.13; Śi.17.9.

2) The corresponding toe.

See also (synonyms): pradeśanī.

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Prādeśinī (प्रादेशिनी).—The forefinger.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradeśinī (प्रदेशिनी).—f. (-nī) The fore-finger. E. pra before, diś to shew, aff. ṇini, fem. aff. ṅīp .

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