Prahata: 9 definitions


Prahata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prahat.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Prahata (प्रहत) refers to “defeating (darkness)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Homage be to you, homage be to you, homage be to you, homage, homage, With devotion I bow to you, Guru protector be pleased with me. By whose bright rays of light, the true self suddenly appears, With an abundance of jeweled radiance, defeating darkness (prahata-andhakāra), Rightly understanding with clear eyes, with intense playfulness, This adoration is offered to them, to the illuminating Guru”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prahata (प्रहत).—p. p.

1) Wounded, killed, slain.

2) Beaten, struck (as a drum); स स्वयं प्रहतपुष्करः कृती (sa svayaṃ prahatapuṣkaraḥ kṛtī) R.19.14; Meghadūta 66.

3) Repulsed, overcome, defeated.

4) Spread, expanded.

5) Contiguous.

6) Beaten, frequented (as a track).

7) Accomplished, learned.

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

Prahata (प्रहत).—(?) , ppp. or adj., app. practised or controlled: gocaro 'sya prahato bhavati Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 104.15, on a la pratique de sa tournée (Lévi); according to Lévi Tibetan il a la pratique de son domaine, using goms par ḥgyur ba, which also renders upārjita in the prec. sentence; Chin. il devient expert en êtres vivants. Prob. prahata conceals some cor- ruption; read prahita?

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

Prahata (प्रहत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Struck, wounded, killed. 2. Repelled, repulsed, overcome, defeated. 3. Spread, expanded. 4. Contiguous, bounding, limitative. 5. Learned, accomplished. 6. Beaten, frequented, (as a path). 7. Beaten, (as a drum). E. pra again and hata struck, injured.

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

1) Prahata (प्रहत):—[=pra-hata] [from pra-han] mfn. struck, beaten (as a drum), killed, slain, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] cut to pieces, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] hewn down, [Subhāṣitāvali]

4) [v.s. ...] repelled, defeated, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] spread, expanded, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] contiguous, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] learned, accomplished (= śāstra-vid, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]), [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) a blow or stroke with [gana] akṣa-dyūtādi

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

Prahata (प्रहत):—[pra-hata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Struck, wounded; repelled; spread; contiguous, bounding; learned.

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

Prahata (प्रहत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pahaya.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prahata (प्रहत) [Also spelled prahat]:—(a) afflicted; beaten; overwhelmed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prahata (ಪ್ರಹತ):—

1) [adjective] struck; beaten.

2) [adjective] clapped (as by striking the palms of both the hands together).

3) [adjective] injured; wounded.

4) [adjective] defeated; overcome (by another).

5) [adjective] expanded, spread over (a wide area).

6) [adjective] having or showing much knowledge; scholarly.

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Prahata (ಪ್ರಹತ):—[noun] a learned man; a scholar.

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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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