Praja; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Praja (प्रज).—A son of Havirdhāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 37. 24.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

prajā (प्रजा).—f (S) A subject; but in general used pl subjects, people of the realm. Pr. yathā rājā tathā prajā. 2 Progeny, offspring, children.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prajā (प्रजा).—f A subject. Progeny, children.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praja (प्रज).—A husband.

Derivable forms: prajaḥ (प्रजः).

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Prajā (प्रजा).—(Changed to prajas at the end of a Bah. compound, when the first member is a, su or dus; as avekṣita- prajaḥ R.8.32; suprajas 18.29.)

1) Procreation, generation, propagation, birth, production.

2) Offspring, progeny, issue; children, brood (of animals); प्रजार्थव्रतकर्शिताङ्गम् (prajārthavratakarśitāṅgam) B.2.73; प्रजायै गृहमेधिनाम् (prajāyai gṛhamedhinām) R.1.7; Ms.3.42; Y.1.269; so बकस्य प्रजा, सर्पप्रजा (bakasya prajā, sarpaprajā) &c.

3) Posterity, descendants.

4) A creature.

6) Subjects, people, mankind; ननन्दुः सप्रजाः प्रजाः (nananduḥ saprajāḥ prajāḥ); R.4.3; प्रजाः प्रजाः स्वा इव तन्त्रयित्वा (prajāḥ prajāḥ svā iva tantrayitvā) Ś.5.5. and स्वाभ्यः प्रजाभ्यो हि यथा तथैव सर्वप्रजाभ्यः शिवमाशशंसे (svābhyaḥ prajābhyo hi yathā tathaiva sarvaprajābhyaḥ śivamāśaśaṃse) Bu. Ch.2.35 (where prajā has sense 2 also); R.1.7;2.73; Ms.1.8.

6) Semen.

7) An era; Buddh.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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