Prakashavat, Prakāśavat, Prakasha-vat: 2 definitions


Prakashavat 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 Prakāśavat can be transliterated into English as Prakasavat or Prakashavat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prakashavat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prakāśavat (प्रकाशवत्) refers to “light”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to Mṛtyuñjaya, the cause of sorrow, of the form of three attributes, one with the moon, sun and fire as eyes, to the bridge of each and every cause. The entire universe is pervaded by you with your own splendour; you are the great Brahman, the unchanging consciousness, bliss and light (i.e., prakāśavatnirvikārī cidānaṃdaḥprakāśavān)”.

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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»] — Prakashavat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Prakāśavat (प्रकाशवत्):—[=pra-kāśa-vat] [from pra-kāśa > pra-kāś] mfn. (-tva n.) bright, brilliant, shining, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Raghuvaṃśa [Scholiast or Commentator]; Śaṃkarācārya]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the feet of Brahmā, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

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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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