Prahrada, Prahrāda: 8 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prahrāda (प्रह्राद).—

1) Great joy, pleasure, delight, happiness.

2) Sound.

3) A species of rice.

4) Name of a son of the demon Hiraṇya-Kaśipu. [According to the Padma Purāṇa, he was a Brāhmaṇa in his previous existence, and when born as son of Hiraṇya-Kaśipu, he still retained his ardent devotion to Viṣṇu. His father, of course, did not like that his own son should be such a devout worshipper of his mortal enemies, the gods, and with the object of getting rid of him, he subjected him to a variety of cruelties; but Prahlāda, by the favour of Viṣṇu, was quite unscathed, and began to preach with even greater earnestness than before the doctrine that Viṣṇu filled all space and was omni-present, omni-scient, omni-potent. HiraṇyaKaśipu in a fit of exasperation asked him "If Viṣṇu is omni-present how do I not see him in the pillar of this hall?" Whereupon Prahlāda struck the pillar with his fist (according to another account, HiraṇyaKaśipu himself angrily kicked the pillar to convince his son of the absurdity of his faith), when Viṣṇu came out half-man and half-lion, and tore HiraṇyaKaśipu to pieces. Prahlāda succeeded his father, and reigned wisely and righteously.]

Derivable forms: prahrādaḥ (प्रह्रादः).

See also (synonyms): prahlāda.

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

Prahrāda (प्रह्राद).—m.

(-daḥ) A prince: see prahlāda. E. la changed to ra .

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

Prahrāda (प्रह्राद).—[masculine] [Name] of the chief of the Asuras.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Prahrāda (प्रह्राद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Prabodhacandrodayahastāmalaka.

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

1) Prahrāda (प्रह्राद):—[=pra-hrāda] m. (√hrād) Name of the chief of the Asuras (with the [patronymic] Kāyādhava. and father of Virocana), [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Hiraṇyakaśipu (he was an enemy of Indra and friend of Viṣṇu), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. pra-hlāda).

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

Prahrāda (प्रह्राद):—[pra-hrāda] (daḥ) 1. m. A prince.

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Prahrada 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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