Prakhya, Prakhyā: 12 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Prakhya (प्रख्य) refers to “resembling (the brightness)” (of pellucid pearls), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 3.17-23, while describing a meditation on Amṛteśa in his form as Mṛtyujit]—“And so now, having constructed the amṛtāmudrā or the padmamudrā, [the mantrin] should meditate on the Ātman. The deity is equal in splendor [to that] of ten million moons, as bright as pellucid pearls (svaccha-muktāphala-prakhya), and as magnificent as quartz stone, he resembles drop of cow's milk or jasmine, mountain snow, and is everywhere. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
prakhyā (प्रख्या).—f S Fame, celebrity, renown.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
prakhyā (प्रख्या).—f Fame, celebrity, renown.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Prakhyā (प्रख्या).—2 P.
1) To report, announce, declare.
2) To praise, celebrate. -Pass. To be well-known or celebrated, be famous. -Caus. To celebrate, proclaim, announce, declare publicly, publish.
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1) Clear, visible, distinct.
2) Looking like, resembling (at the end of comp.); अमृत°, शशाङ्क° (amṛta°, śaśāṅka°) &c.
-khyaḥ the planet Jupiter.
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1) Perceptibility, visibility.
2) Renown, fame, celebrity; न्यवसत् परमप्रख्यः संप्रत्येव पुरीमिमाम् (nyavasat paramaprakhyaḥ saṃpratyeva purīmimām) Rām.
4) Resemblance, similitude (in comp.); तस्या- स्तदद्भुतप्रख्यं श्रुत्वा हर्षमुपागतः (tasyā- stadadbhutaprakhyaṃ śrutvā harṣamupāgataḥ) Rām.7.89.7. फेनप्रख्यः कथं नाशं मर्त्यलोको न यास्यति (phenaprakhyaḥ kathaṃ nāśaṃ martyaloko na yāsyati) Y.3.1; प्रज्ञाचक्षुरवेक्षमाणतिमिरप्रख्याः किलाकीर्तयः (prajñācakṣuravekṣamāṇatimiraprakhyāḥ kilākīrtayaḥ) N.12.16.
5) Look, appearance.
6) Brightness, splendour; शशाङ्ककिरणप्रख्यं कालवालमुभे तदा (śaśāṅkakiraṇaprakhyaṃ kālavālamubhe tadā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.23.2; अद्य चामीकरप्रख्यं प्रवेक्ष्यामि हुताशनम् (adya cāmīkaraprakhyaṃ pravekṣyāmi hutāśanam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.73.11.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-khyaḥ-khyā-khyaṃ) 1. Like, resembling, (in composition.) 2. Visible, distinct. f.
(-khyā) 1. Visibility, perceptibility. 3. Fame, renown. 3. Similarity, similitude. E. pra before, khyā to say, aff. ḍa .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prakhya (प्रख्य).—[pra-khya] (vb. khyā), I. adj. Clear, Mahābhārata 12, 7447. Ii. Latter part of comp. adj. 1. Looking, Mahābhārata 13, 547. 4. Like, resembling, Mahābhārata 1, 1236.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prakhya (प्रख्य).—[adjective] visible, clear, distinct; [feminine] ā look, appearance, adj. —° resembling, -like, shining, brilliant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prakhyā (प्रख्या):—[=pra-√khyā] a [Parasmaipada] -khyāti, to see, [Ṛg-veda] ([subjunctive] -khyat; [infinitive mood] -khyai), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] ([indeclinable participle] -khyāya);
—to announce, proclaim, extol, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] ([imperative] -khyāhi) :
—[Passive voice] -khyāyate, to be seen or known;
—to be visible or public or acknowledged or celebrated, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.:
—[Causal] -khyāpayati, to make generally known, proclaim, announce, publish, [Mālatīmādhava; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
2) Prakhya (प्रख्य):—[=pra-khya] [from pra-khyā] mfn. visible, clear, bright, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]
3) Prakhyā (प्रख्या):—[=pra-khyā] [from pra-khya] b f. look, appearance (only ifc. = resembling, like), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] brightness, splendour (only ifc.), [Rāmāyaṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] perceptibility, visibility, [Jaimini]
6) [v.s. ...] making manifest, disclosure, [Daśarūpa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prakhya (प्रख्य):—[pra-khya] (khyaḥ-khyā-khyaṃ) a. Like.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] = ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತ [prakhyata]1 - 1.
2) [adjective] easily and clearly seen.
3) [adjective] having a likeness or resemblance; similar.
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Prakhya (ಪ್ರಖ್ಯ):—[noun] a thing that resembles another (greatly); a similar thing.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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