Prajeshvara, aka: Prajeśvara, Praja-ishvara; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Prajeśvara can be transliterated into English as Prajesvara or Prajeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Prajeśvara (प्रजेश्वर).—The son of Bhīmaratha: was a Divodāsa, lord of Vāraṇāsi; Kṣemaka ruined the city and Nikumbha cursed it to be desolate when the king established himself at Gomati; killed the 100 sons of Bhadrasena and took his kingdom leaving Durmada a son of Bhadrasena to escape as a baby;1 father of Pratardhana by Dṛṣadvatī; his wife Suyaśā had no son in spite of her worship at Nikumbha's temple.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 26.
  • 2) Ib. III. 67. 47-67.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Prajeśvara (प्रजेश्वर).—the lord of men, a king, sovereign; तमभ्यनन्दत् प्रथमं प्रबोधितः प्रजेश्वरः शासनहारिणा हरेः (tamabhyanandat prathamaṃ prabodhitaḥ prajeśvaraḥ śāsanahāriṇā hareḥ) R.3.68;5.32; प्रजाश्चिरं सुप्रजसि प्रजेशे ननन्दुरानन्दजलाविलाक्ष्यः (prajāściraṃ suprajasi prajeśe nanandurānandajalāvilākṣyaḥ) 18.29.

Derivable forms: prajeśvaraḥ (प्रजेश्वरः).

Prajeśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prajā and īśvara (ईश्वर). See also (synonyms): prajeśa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prajeśvara (प्रजेश्वर).—m.

(-raḥ) A king. E. prajā subject, and īśvara lord.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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