Pradhvamsa, Pradhvaṃsa: 13 definitions


Pradhvamsa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस) (Cf. Dhvaṃsa) refers to “suffering” or “destruction”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the eclipses should fall in the lunar month of Jyeṣṭha, the Brāhmins, the Queens of the reigning sovereign, crops, rain, large gatherings of men, beautiful persons, the Sālvas and the Niṣādas will suffer [i.e., pradhvaṃsa]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस) refers to “annihilation”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Also, consider that the state of being a mighty lord over gods, snakes and men, which is like a rainbow, immediately becomes annihilated (pradhvaṃsa) by itself”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस).—m S Utter demolition or destruction.

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

pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस).—m Utter demolition or destruction.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस).—Utter destruction, annihilation.

Derivable forms: pradhvaṃsaḥ (प्रध्वंसः).

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

Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस).—m.

(-saḥ) Destruction, loss. E. pra entirely, dhvaṃsa loss.

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

Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस).—[masculine] destruction, ruin.

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

1) Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस):—[=pra-dhvaṃsa] [from pra-dhvaṃs] m. utter destruction, annihilation, perishing, disappearance, [Varāha-mihira; Bhartṛhari]

2) [v.s. ...] = dhvaṃsābhāva (below), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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

Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस):—[pra-dhvaṃsa] (saḥ) 1. m. Destruction.

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

Pradhvaṃsa (प्रध्वंस) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paddhaṃsa.

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Pradhvamsa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pradhvaṃsa (ಪ್ರಧ್ವಂಸ):—[noun] a destroying or being destroyed completely; a complete destruction.

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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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