Prajvalya, Prajvālya, Pra-jvalya: 2 definitions


Prajvalya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prajvalya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prajvālya (प्रज्वाल्य) refers to “having lighted (fires)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “O great sage, when the Asura Tāraka was killed by Skanda, the son of Śiva, his three sons performed austerities. [...] In the summer season they mastered sunshine. They lighted (prajvālya) fires in all directions. Standing in their midst they performed sacrifice with great devotion for the attainment of success. They lay unconscious in the blazing sunshine. During the rainy season, they fearlessly bore all the showers on their heads. [...]”.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prajvalya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prajvalya (ಪ್ರಜ್ವಲ್ಯ):—[noun] light; luminosity; radiance.

context information

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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