Prakoshtha, Prakoṣṭha: 14 definitions

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Prakoshtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Prakoṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Prakostha or Prakoshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prakoshth.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prakoshtha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ) refers to the “wrist”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.40.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] after going beyond Alakā, the capital of the king of Yakṣas and the Saugandhika park, they saw the fig-tree of Śiva. [...] Beneath that vaṭa of yogic potentialities, Viṣṇu and other Devas saw Śiva seated. [...] He had put his left leg over his right thigh and knee. The Rudrākṣa garland was suspended from his wrist (i.e., bāhu-prakoṣṭha). He was showing the Tarkamudrā (with his hand)”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ) refers to:—Chamber; section; area. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Prakoshtha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ):—[prakoṣṭhaḥ] (1) Forearm. Antebrachium. (2) distal third of the forearm. The portion of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakoshtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ).—

1) The fore-arm, the part above the wrist; वामप्रकोष्ठार्पितहेमवेत्रः (vāmaprakoṣṭhārpitahemavetraḥ) Kumārasambhava 3.41; कनकवलयभ्रंशरिक्तप्रकोष्ठः (kanakavalayabhraṃśariktaprakoṣṭhaḥ) Meghadūta 2; R.3.59; Ś.6.6; कनकवलयभूषितप्रकोष्ठैः (kanakavalayabhūṣitaprakoṣṭhaiḥ) Bu. Ch.5.81.

2) The room near the gate of a palace; Mu.1.

3) A court in a house, a quadrangle or square (surrounded by buildings); इमं प्रथमं प्रकोष्ठं प्रविशत्वार्यः (imaṃ prathamaṃ prakoṣṭhaṃ praviśatvāryaḥ) &c. Mṛcchakaṭika 4.

4) A part of a door-frame.

Derivable forms: prakoṣṭhaḥ (प्रकोष्ठः).

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

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ).—m.

(-ṣṭhaḥ) 1. The fore-arm. 2. Part of the frame of a door. 3. A court in the house, or open space surrounded by buildings. 4. A room near the gate of a Palace. E. pra before, kuṣ to draw, sthan aff.

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

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ).—[pra-koṣṭha], m. 1. The fore-arm, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 133. 2. and ºṭa + ka, The room near the gate of a palace, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 15, 6.

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

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ).—[masculine] fore-arm; a room near the gate (or a court*) of a royal palace.

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

1) Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ):—[=pra-koṣṭha] m. the fore-arm, [Kālidāsa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] a room near the gate of a palace, [Mudrārākṣasa]

3) [v.s. ...] (also n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a court in a house, a quadrangle or square surrounded by buildings, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

4) [v.s. ...] a part of a door-frame, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ):—[pra-koṣṭha] (ṣṭhaḥ) 1. m. The fore-arm; part of the frame of a door; open court-yard of a house.

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

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pauṭṭa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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

Prakoṣṭha (प्रकोष्ठ) [Also spelled prakoshth]:—(nm) wrist; courtyard; chamber.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakoshtha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prakōṣṭha (ಪ್ರಕೋಷ್ಠ):—

1) [noun] the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist; the forearm.

2) [noun] an area surrounded by buildings on all the side; a yard; a quadrangle.

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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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