Prakashana, Prakāśana: 16 definitions


Prakashana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Prakāśana can be transliterated into English as Prakasana or Prakashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prakashan.

In Hinduism

Shaiva philosophy

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन) refers to a “manifestation”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvimarśinī 1.178.—Accordingly, “And there is no argument proving [the existence] of the [external object], and the main (mukhya) [argument] refuting [its existence] amounts to this much: the fact that there [can] be no manifestation (prakāśana) [of it] even as a [mere] object of inference if [this object] is distinct from the manifesting consciousness (prakāśa)?”.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Prakashana in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन) refers to “making manifest (the highest reality)”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I will teach the practice of that, which produces absorption. [...] Sitting evenly on a comfortable seat, one should accomplish the practice of [eliminating] the [lower] Tattvas. Through constant practice, [the Yogin] should make manifest (prakāśana) the highest reality. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Prakashana in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन) refers to the “teaching (of concentration)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Then the Bodhisattva, Ratnaśrī by name, came and sat down in this assembly, said to the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja: ‘With reference to the teaching of concentration (samādhi-prakāśana), son of good family, may you elucidate what kind of concentration should be purified’ [...] Thus addressed, the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja said this to the Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī: ‘[...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन).—a. Illuminating, making known &c.

-nam 1 Making known or manifest, bringing to light, disclosing.

2) Displaying, manifesting.

3) Illuminating, giving light, irradiating, making bright.

4) Announcement, declaration.

-naḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

-nā Explaining, teaching.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prakāśanā (प्रकाशना).—(Sanskrit °na, nt.), illumination, explanation: (dharmasya) Mahāvastu i.42.10 = 53.5 = 337.1 (verse; in the last text corrupt, printed as prose by Senart); as one of the ten dharma-caryā, Mahāvyutpatti 909.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Illuminating, giving light. 2. Making clear or manifest. 3. Displaying. E. pra before, kāś to shine, lyuṭ aff.

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

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन).—[pra-kāś + ana], I. m. f. n. One who or what illuminates, epithet of Viṣṇu, Mahābhārata 13, 6978. Ii. n. 1. Illuminating. 2. Making manifest, making known, [Pañcatantra] 238, 23. 3. Showing publicly, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 180, 11.

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

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन).—[adjective] & [neuter] illuminating, disclosing, explaining, expressing.

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

1) Prakāśana (प्रकाशन):—[=pra-kāśana] [from pra-kāś] mfn. illuminating, giving light, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata]

2) Prakāśanā (प्रकाशना):—[=pra-kāśanā] [from pra-kāśana > pra-kāś] f. teaching, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Prakāśana (प्रकाशन):—[=pra-kāśana] [from pra-kāś] n. illuminating, giving light

4) [v.s. ...] causing to appear, displaying, bringing to light, publicly showing or manifesting, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Mahābhārata; Suśruta] etc.

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

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन):—[pra-kāśana] (naṃ) 1. n. Making manifest.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prakāśanā (प्रकाशना) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pagāsaṇā, Payāsaṇa.

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Prakashana in German

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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 (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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakashana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन) [Also spelled prakashan]:—(nm) a publication; publishing; (the act or process of) bringing to light; release; —[adhikāra] publication-rights; —[saṃsthā] a publishing concern; —[udghāṭana] ([prakāśanodghāṭana]) release (of a new publication).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Prakāśana (ಪ್ರಕಾಶನ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of shining, glittering.

2) [noun] the act, business of publishing books, periodicals, etc.

3) [noun] a body organisation that publishes books periodicals, etc.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakashana in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Prakāśana (प्रकाशन):—n. 1. publication; the act of publishing books; newspapers; 2. discloser; revelation; 3. advertisement; general information to the public;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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