Pragjyotisha, aka: Prāgjyotiṣa; 5 Definition(s)

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Pragjyotisha means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Prāgjyotiṣa can be transliterated into English as Pragjyotisa or Pragjyotisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Prāgjyotiṣa (प्राग्ज्योतिष).—The palace of Narakāsura. Narakāsura was known as Bhaumāsura also. After the death of this asura Bhagadatta became King there. After Bhagadatta Vajradatta became ruler there. Prāgjyotiṣa was an invincible fortress of the asuras. (Chapter 23, Verse 28, Sabhā Parva; Chapter 48, Udyoga Parva and Chapter 75, Aśvamedha Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Prāgjyotiṣa (प्राग्ज्योतिष).—An eastern tribe.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 45. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 54.
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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Prāgjyotiṣa (प्राग्ज्योतिष) is the name of a country pertaining to the Oḍramāgadhī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the verbal style (bhāratī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

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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Kavya (poetry)

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Prāgjyotiṣa (प्राग्ज्योतिष) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Kāmarūpa or Kāmākhyā in the Assam state. In the Raghuvaṃśa of Kālidāsa Prāgjotiṣa and Kāmarūpa are define the same. To Rājaśekhara, Kāmarūpa as one of the mountain in the eastern part of India.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Prāgjyotiṣa (प्राग्ज्योतिष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) A country, Kamarupa, part of Assam. E. prāk formerly, jyotiṣa light; being the scene of Brahma'S penance.

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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