Prakashendra, Prakāśendra: 3 definitions


Prakashendra 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 Prakāśendra can be transliterated into English as Prakasendra or Prakashendra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Prakashendra in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Prakāśendra (प्रकाशेन्द्र) was the name of the father of Kṣemendra, who was otherwise known as Vyāsadāsa as most of the colophons of his works attribute to him. Kṣemendra was the son of Prakāśendra, grandson of Sindhu and father of Somendra and also the brother of Cakrapāla. He was also the descendant of Narendra, the minister of King Jayāpīḍa.

According to Kṣemendra, “Prakāśendra, the light of Kashmir had possessed the glory of the lord of the gods. He was doing sacred sacrifices continuously in his house, in which the Brahmins received the highest honors. In the wonderful temple of great Svayambhu (Brahman), he painted the figure of sixteen mothers (ṣoḍaśamātṛkā) in painting. Prakāśendra was a donor of cows, land etc.”

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakashendra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Prakāśendra (प्रकाशेन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Sindhu, father of Kṣemendra.

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

Prakāśendra (प्रकाशेन्द्र):—[=pra-kāśendra] [from pra-kāśa > pra-kāś] m. Name of a man (the father of Kṣemendra), [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 (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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