Prakshalana, Prakṣālana: 15 definitions


Prakshalana 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.

The Sanskrit term Prakṣālana can be transliterated into English as Praksalana or Prakshalana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prakshalan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Prakshalana in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन):—To remove impurities by washing

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन) refers to the “washing (of the feet)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “[...] Oṃ accept holy water Svāhā! To completely purifying the womb Svāhā! To immortal life Svāhā! To purifying the heart Svāhā! To purifying the body Svāhā! To washing (prakṣālana) the feet Svāhā! Accept consecration by sprinkling Svāhā! [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन).—n (S) Washing. prakṣālita p S Washed.

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

prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन).—n Washing.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन).—

1) Washing, washing off; यस्यावरोधस्तनचन्दनानां प्रक्षालनाद्वारिविहारकाले (yasyāvarodhastanacandanānāṃ prakṣālanādvārivihārakāle) R.6.48.

2) Cleansing, cleaning, purifying; दुर्जनं प्रथमं वन्दे सज्जनं तदनन्दरम् । मुखप्रक्षालनात् पूर्वं गुदप्रक्षालनं यथा (durjanaṃ prathamaṃ vande sajjanaṃ tadanandaram | mukhaprakṣālanāt pūrvaṃ gudaprakṣālanaṃ yathā) || Subh. Ratnāvalī 54.34.

3) Bathing.

4) Anything used for purifying.

5) Water for washing.

Derivable forms: prakṣālanam (प्रक्षालनम्).

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

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Bathing. 2. Anything used for purifying. 3. Water for washing. 4. Cleaning, washing. E. pra thoroughly, kṣal r. 10 cl. to clean, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन).—i. e. pra-kṣal + ana, I. adj. One who performs frequent ablutions, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 52, 26 Gorr. Ii. n. 1. Cleaning, bathing, washing away, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 167. 2. A means of cleaning, water for washing with, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 229.

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

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन).—[adjective] performing ablutions ([ritual or religion]); [neuter] washing, purifying, water for washing.

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

1) Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन):—[=pra-kṣālana] [from pra-kṣal] mfn. performing frequent ablutions, one who performs f° a°, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. washing, w° off, cleaning, cleansing, purifying, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Purāṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] bathing, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] a means of cleaning, anything used for purifying, water for washing, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Lāṭyāyana; Yājñavalkya; Suśruta]

5) Prākṣālana (प्राक्षालन):—[=prā-kṣālana] [from prā] [wrong reading] for pra-kṣ.

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

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन):—[pra-kṣālana] (naṃ) 1. n. Cleaning, washing.

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

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pakkhālaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prakshalana in German

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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»] — Prakshalana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prakṣālana (प्रक्षालन) [Also spelled prakshalan]:—(nm) washing, cleansing; ~[lita] washed, cleansed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Prakṣālana (ಪ್ರಕ್ಷಾಲನ):—

1) [noun] a cleaning or washing using water; cleansing.

2) [noun] the act of bathing.

3) [noun] water used in washing a thing.

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Prakṣāḷana (ಪ್ರಕ್ಷಾಳನ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರಕ್ಷಾಲನ [prakshalana].

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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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