Pragvata, Prāgvaṭa, Prāgvāṭa, Prag-vata: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pragvata in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Padma-purana

Prāgvāṭa (प्राग्वाट) refers to the Vaiśyas, according to the Padmapurāṇa 1.16.—Accordingly, as Pulastya narrated to Bhīṣma:—“[...] Having called Viśvakarman, the Brāhmaṇas got Brahmā’s head shaved, as it was laid down (as a preliminary) in (the performance of) a sacrifice. The Brāhmaṇas also (secured) flaxen clothes for the couple (viz. Brahma and Sāvitrī). The Brāhmaṇas remained there filling (i.e. the Brāhmaṇas filled) the heaven with the sound (of the recitation) of the Vedas; the Kṣatriyas remained there with weapons protecting this world; the Vaiśyas prepared various kinds of food; food and eatables full of great flavour were also prepared then; seeing it unheard and unseen before, Brahmā was pleased; the lord, the creator, gave the name Prāgvāṭa to the Vaiśyas. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jainworld: Jain History

Prāgvāṭa (प्राग्वाट) is another name for Poravāla.—In old inscriptions and manuscripts, Prāgvāṭa has been used for the Poravāla. Prāgvāṭa was another name of Mewar (Medapāṭa). It seems that the people of Prāgvāṭa country in course of time began to be called Prāgvāṭas or Poravālas. The Poravālas tell their origin from the village Pura in Mewar. Like Śrīmālīs, Porvālas were also divided into Laghu Śākhā and Bṛhad Śākhā. We have the inscription of Laghu Śākhā of Poravāla caste of 1653 A.D. The image of Sumatinātha was set up in 1534 A.D. by Mantri Vīsaka of Bṛddha Śākhā of Prāgvāṭa Caste

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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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India history and geography

Source: Annual Report of the Mysore Archaeological Department 1924

Prāgvāṭa (प्राग्वाट) refers to a dynasty of kings.—The earliest reference to this dynasty of kings is found at the close of Chandapala’s commentary on Trivikramabhatta’s Nalachampu (Trivikramabhaṭṭa’s Nalacampu). Speaking of himself the commentator styles himself as the brother of Chandasimha (Caṇḍasiṃha), the eldest son of Yaśorāja of the Prāgvāṭa dynasty. The Gurugaṇaratnākara furnishes some more interesting details about the history of the Prāgvāṭa line of kings. Their capital is said to be Samadhika in Guzrat. The Gurugaṇaratnākara begins the line with Chaitrasimha (Caitrasiṃha), the elder brother of the father of the famous Somasundaragani (Somasundaragaṇi). [...]

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Prāgvaṭa (प्राग्वट):—[=prāg-vaṭa] [from prāg > prāñc] m. or n. (?) Name of a city, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) Prāgvāta (प्राग्वात):—[=prāg-vāta] [from prāg > prāñc] m. east-wind, [Caraka]

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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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