Prakata, Prakaṭa: 18 definitions


Prakata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Images (photo gallery)

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Prakaṭa (प्रकट) means “to reveal” (e.g., reality), according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Ṛṣi Vyāsa said to the Goddess: “[...] (I have) fallen from wisdom. (I have) fallen from (my) austerities and from heaven. (I have) fallen from (my) final goal. O divine mistress of the gods, you are my saviour in (this) profanity (adivyaka). (Your) form is Viṣṇu and the rays (of divine Light). You have created the entire universe. Kaulinī, assume your own (true) nature and reveal reality [i.e., prakaṭaca prakaṭaṃ kuru kaulini]!”.

2) Prakaṭa (प्रकट) means “making something public”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The daily worship of the Liṅga renews his consecration (abhiṣeka). If he fails to perform it, he cannot attain perfection (siddhi) and will fall from the path.[44] The outer Liṅga is so important that it is amongst the things the initiate receives from his teacher and must be kept secret, no less than his mantra, rosary, and the Kula scripture. Once he has learnt the practice of the inner unmanifest Liṅga, he should never make it public (prakaṭa). [...]”.

Shaktism book cover
context information

Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

Discover the meaning of prakata in the context of Shaktism from relevant books on Exotic India

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prakaṭa (प्रकट) refers to “(outside) manifestation (of a deity)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Enchanting all people, he spread his influence. Who was not enchanted on seeing Kāma in the company of Rati? Thus they initiated their dalliance. The sentiment of love too accompanied by coquettish gestures and emotions reached the vicinity of Śiva along with his attendants. Kāma, usually stationed within the mind manifested himself [i.e., prakaṭa] outside. But he could not find any vulnerable loop-hole in Śiva whereby he could enter Him. [...]”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of prakata in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Prakaṭa (प्रकट) refers to “perceivable” (as opposed to Aprakaṭa—‘unperceivable’—‘not having been perceived’), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches various Nāga-enchantments], “[...] The image of five Nāga girls should be placed in a secret place. Flowers and incense should be offered. It should be kept in a calm place, without having been perceived (aprakaṭa); nobody should be offered a sight of it. It should be covered with a clean cloth. If there is need, it should be struck with mustard seeds enchanted 108 times. It will accomplish all enterprises. [...]”

Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of prakata in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prakaṭa (प्रकट).—a (S) Displayed or unfolded; become manifest, evident, or apparent. 2 Proclaimed; become notorious, public, or commonly known. 3 as ad Openly, undisguisedly, in public.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prakaṭa (प्रकट).—a Displayed. Proclaimed. ad Openly.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

Discover the meaning of prakata in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakaṭa (प्रकट).—a.

1) Evident, plain, clear, apparent, manifest.

2) Undisguised, public; अप्रकटीकृतशक्तिः शक्तोऽपि जनस्तिर- स्क्रियां लभते (aprakaṭīkṛtaśaktiḥ śakto'pi janastira- skriyāṃ labhate) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.31.

3) Visible.

-ṭam ind.

1) Clearly, manifestly, evidently.

2) Publicly, openly, undisguisedly. (prakaṭīkṛ to manifest, unfold, display; guhyaṃ ca gūhati guṇān prakaṭīkaroti Bhartṛhari 2.72: Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.31; prakaṭībhū 'to become manifest, appear').

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

Prākaṭa (प्राकट).—adj. (= Pali pākaṭa, °ta; semi-MIndic for Sanskrit prākṛta, compare next), vulgar, low, common: upāsikās ca varjeta prākaṭā yā avasthitāḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 279.6 (verse); prākaṭen- driya (= Pali pākaṭindriya), °yāḥ Samādhirājasūtra p. 53 line 5; capa- lāṃ prākaṭendriyāṃ (mss. pra°, v.l. prakṛt°) Mahāvastu i.305.15.

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

Prakaṭa (प्रकट).—mfn.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭī-ṭaṃ) Displayed, unfolded, manifest, apparent. E. pra implying manifestation, and kaṭac aff.

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

Prakaṭa (प्रकट).—[pra-kaṭa] (probably a form of kṛta, based on *karta), I. adj., f. ṭā, Displayed, unfolded, manifest, Mārk. P. 105, 7; discovering one’s self, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 12, 190. Ii. m. A proper name.

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

Prakaṭa (प्रकट).—[adjective] manifest, apparent; °— & [neuter] [adverb]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Prakaṭa (प्रकट) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a Śaiva philosopher, contemporary of Maṅkha. Śrīkaṇṭhacarita 25, 94.

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

1) Prakaṭa (प्रकट):—[=pra-kaṭa] 1. pra-kaṭa mf(ā)n. (according to, [Pāṇini 5-2, 29 fr.] pra affix kaṭa; but [probably] Prākṛt = pra-kṛta cf. ava-k, ut-k, ni-k, vi-k, saṃ-k), evident, clear, manifest, open, plain, public, [Sūryasiddhānta; Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] (prakaṭaḥ so stu, ‘let him show himself’), [Purāṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Śaiva philosopher, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] [in the beginning of a compound] evidently, visibly, openly, in public, [Varāha-mihira; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra]

4) [=pra-kaṭa] 2. pra-kaṭa [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] ṭati ([present participle] ṭat), to appear, become manifest, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Prakaṭa (प्रकट):—[(ṭaḥ-ṭī-ṭaṃ) a.] Displayed, apparent, evident.

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

Prakaṭa (प्रकट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pagaḍa, Payaḍa, Pāgaḍa, Pāyaḍilla.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prakata in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of prakata in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Hindi dictionary

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

Prakaṭa (प्रकट) [Also spelled prakat]:—(a) manifest; revealed; apparent; obvious, evident, ostensible; overt; ~[na] manifestation, becoming visible; fade in; -[pracchanna] overt and covert; direct and indirect; —[karanā] to manifest; to make apparent/obvious/evident; to reveal; to cause to appear.

context information


Discover the meaning of prakata in the context of Hindi from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prakaṭa (ಪ್ರಕಟ):—

1) [adjective] expressed and not implied; explicit.

2) [adjective] having fame or celebrity; renowned; famous.

3) [adjective] perceptible by the eye; that can be seen.

--- OR ---

Prakaṭa (ಪ್ರಕಟ):—

1) [noun] the quality or condition of being clear; clearness; clarity.

2) [noun] the quality of being explicit or the fact of being known wide.

3) [noun] a famous, renowned man; a celebrity.

4) [noun] a public place.

5) [noun] material of thought or expression; what is spoken or written; known fact or facts; matter.

6) [noun] ಪ್ರಕಟ ಮಾಡು [prakata madu] prakaṭa māḍu = ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸು [prakatisu]; ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗು [prakatavagu] prakaṭavāgu = ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಳ್ಳು [prakatagollu].

--- OR ---

Prākaṭa (ಪ್ರಾಕಟ):—[noun] that which is known to a large number of people; a widely published thing.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of prakata in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Related products

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: