Prakaranagrantha, Prakaraṇagrantha, Prakarana-grantha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Prakaranagrantha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Prakaranagrantha in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Prakaraṇagrantha (प्रकरणग्रन्थ).—Literary works in which the treatment is given in the form of topics by arranging the original sutras or rules differently so that all such rules as relate to a particular topic are found together: the Prakriykaumudi, the Siddhantakumudi and others are called प्रकरणग्रन्थ (prakaraṇagrantha)s. Such works are generally known by the name प्राक्रयाग्रन्थ (prākrayāgrantha) as opposed to वृतिग्रन्थ (vṛtigrantha).

context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Prakaranagrantha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Prakaraṇagrantha (प्रकरणग्रन्थ), also called Prakaraṇapāda or simply Prakaraṇa, is part of the Ṣaṭpādābhidharma of the Sarvāstivādins made up of the Jñānaprasthāna of Kātyāyanīputra and six annexed treatises. The Sanskrit sources (Kośavyākhyā), Tibetan sources (Bu ston; Tāranātha) and the Chinese sources attribute the Prakaraṇapāda to Vasumitra who composed it at Gandhāra, not far from Puṣkarāvati (Si-yu-ki). But according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra, only the first four chapters were by Vasumitra, the last four of which are the Ts’ien-nan p’in were the work of the Kaśmir Arhats.

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context information

Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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