Prakashatman, aka: Prakāśātman, Prakasha-atman; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Prakāśātman can be transliterated into English as Prakasatman or Prakashatman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Prakāṣātman, c.10th century CE, is well-known as the author of a Vivaraṇa to Padmapāda's Pancapādikā. The Pancapādikā-Vivaraṇa spawned a distinct intellectual current within Advaita-Vedanta, known as the Vivaraṇa school. Prakāṣātman's other works include the Śabdanirṇaya and the Nyāyamuktāvalī (a commentary on the Brahmasūtra-s).

Source: Hindupedia: Later Advaitins
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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Śrī Prakāśātman (ca. 1000 CE); Author of the Pañcapādikāvivaraṇa, which is a commentary on the Pañcapādikā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Prakāśātman (प्रकाशात्मन्).—a. bright, shining. (-m.) an epithet of (1) Viṣṇu; (2) of Śiva; (3) the sun.

Prakāśātman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prakāśa and ātman (आत्मन्).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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