Prahasita, Prahasitā: 12 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Prahasita (प्रहसित) refers to “smiling”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “That (was) the subtle, supreme visualization. (Now) listen to the gross one with limbs. O Kaulinī, I will tell you without doubt (what it is) as you (yourself) know it (to be). (The gross form has) five faces, ten arms and, pure, it has a smiling face [i.e., prahasita-ānanā]. The face of the goddess is completely full (of light and joy) and she shines with (her) beautiful teeth and lips. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
1) Prahasita (प्रहसित) is the name of Vidyārāja (i.e., “wisdom king”) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Prahasita).
2) Prahasitā (प्रहसिता) refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Prahasita (प्रहसित) is the friend of Pavanañjaya, the son of Ketumatī and Prahlāda (King of Ādityapura), according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Prahasita (प्रहसित).—p. p.
-tam 1 Laughter, mirth.
2) Displaying bright gaudy colours; Jātakam.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Prahasita (प्रहसित).—name of a kiṃnara-king: Kāraṇḍavvūha 3.2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taṃ) Laughter, mirth. E. pra and has to laugh, kta aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prahasita (प्रहसित):—[=pra-hasita] [from pra-has] mfn. laughing, cheerful, [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Buddha, [Lalita-vistara]
3) [v.s. ...] of a prince of the Kiṃ-naras, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]
4) [v.s. ...] n. bursting into laughter, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] displaying bright gaudy colours, [Jātakamālā]
6) Prahāsita (प्रहासित):—[=pra-hāsita] [from pra-has] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) caused to laugh, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prahasita (प्रहसित):—[pra-hasita] (taṃ) 1. n. Laughter.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Prahasita (प्रहसित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pahasiya.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Prahasita (ಪ್ರಹಸಿತ):—[adjective] laughing or smiling; expressing pleasing attitude.
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Story of Pavanañjaya and Añjanasundarī < [Chapter III - Hanumat’s birth and Varuṇa’s subjection]
Part 4: Birth of Hanumat (Hanuman) < [Chapter III - Hanumat’s birth and Varuṇa’s subjection]
Appendix 4.1: additional notes < [Appendices]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)