Prakalana, Prakālana: 6 definitions



Prakalana 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»] — Prakalana in Purana glossary
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Prakālana (प्रकालन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.5, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Prakālana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakalana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakālana (प्रकालन).—a.

1) Killing, hurting; ध्रुवस्य पुत्रो भगवान् कालो लोकप्रकालनः (dhruvasya putro bhagavān kālo lokaprakālanaḥ) Mb.1.66.21.

2) Pursuing, chasing.

-naḥ Name of a Nāga.

-nam Hurting, killing.

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

Prakālana (प्रकालन).—i. e. pra-kal, [Causal.], + ana, I. adj. Driving on, Mahābhārata 1, 2585. Ii. m. The name of a Nāga or serpent.

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

1) Prakālana (प्रकालन):—[=pra-kālana] [from pra-kal] mfn. driving on, chasing, pursuing, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Nāga of the race of Vāsuki, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Prakālana (प्रकालन):—(von 3. kal mit pra)

1) adj. treibend, hetzend: kālo lokaprakālanaḥ [Mahābhārata.1,2585.] [Harivaṃśa 154.] [Vāyupurāṇa] in [Oxforder Handschriften 52,a,12.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Nāga aus Vāsuki’s Geschlecht [Mahābhārata 1, 2147.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Prakālana (प्रकालन):——

1) Adj. treibend , hetzend.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Schlangendämons.

context information

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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