Praharsha, Praharṣa: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Praharṣa can be transliterated into English as Praharsa or Praharsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Praharsh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Praharsha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष) (cf. Praharṣamāṇa) refers to “very jubilant”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.8 (“The battle between the gods and Asuras”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The Asuras too, the dependants of the demon Tāraka, all equally strong and heroic, began to smash the Gaṇas furiously. The terrific mutual fights between the demons and the Gaṇas happened again and again. Ultimately the Gaṇas, experts in the use of great missiles, came out victorious and were jubilant (praharṣamāṇa). Defeated by the Gaṇas of great strength, the Asuras turned their faces and began to flee. They were distressed and agitated. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Praharsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष).—

1) Extreme joy, exultation, rapture; गुरुः प्रहर्षः प्रबभूव नात्मनि (guruḥ praharṣaḥ prababhūva nātmani) R.3.17.

2) Erection of the male organ; तं विचिन्तयतः शापं प्रहर्षः समजायत (taṃ vicintayataḥ śāpaṃ praharṣaḥ samajāyata) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.125.2.

Derivable forms: praharṣaḥ (प्रहर्षः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Praharṣā (प्रहर्षा).—f. (Sanskrit °ṣa, m.), or (v.l.) °ṣa-tā, (state of) joy: tayā °ṣa(ta)yā Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 181.11 (prose).

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

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष).—m.

(-rṣaḥ) 1. Delight, joy, rapture, exultation. 2. Erection of the male organ. E. pra before, hṛṣ to rejoice, ṇic-lyu aff.

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

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष).—i. e. pra-hṛṣ + a, m. Joy, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 7, 11; merriness, [Sundopasundopākhyāna] 1, 29; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 58, 17.

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

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष).—[masculine] great joy, delight, rapture.

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

1) Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष):—[=pra-harṣa] a etc. See pra- √hṛṣ.

2) [=pra-harṣa] [from pra-hṛṣ] b m. erection (or greater er°) of the male organ, [Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] erection of the hair, extreme joy, thrill of delight, rapture (ṣaṃkṛ, with [locative case] ‘to delight in’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष):—[pra-harṣa] (rṣaḥ) 1. m. Joy, delight.

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

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paharisa.

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Praharsha 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Praharsha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Praharṣa (प्रहर्ष) [Also spelled praharsh]:—[[~ṇa]] (nm) thrill, merriment, hilarity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Praharṣa (ಪ್ರಹರ್ಷ):—[noun] excessive joy, gaiety; great mirth.

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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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