Prakashatman, Prakāśātman, Prakasha-atman: 6 definitions

Introduction

Prakashatman 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.

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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Source: Hindupedia: Later Advaitins

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).

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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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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Prakāśātman (प्रकाशात्मन्).—m.

(-tmā) 1. The sun. 2. An epithet of Siva. E. prakāśa light, ātman self; light itself.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Prakāśātman (प्रकाशात्मन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—pupil of Rāma: Maitryupaniṣaddīpikā.

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

1) Prakāśātman (प्रकाशात्मन्):—[=pra-kāśātman] [from pra-kāśa > pra-kāś] mfn. brilliant in character or nature, brilliant, shining, [Sūryasiddhānta]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce men and authors (also with yati and svāmin), [Catalogue(s)]

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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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