Prakshalya, Prakṣālya, Pra-kshalya: 4 definitions


Prakshalya 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 Prakṣālya can be transliterated into English as Praksalya or Prakshalya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prakshalya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prakṣālya (प्रक्षाल्य) refers to “washing” (one’s feet), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] She washed Śiva’s feet [i.e., prakṣālyaprakṣālya caraṇau] and drank that holy water. With a cloth heated in fire she wiped his body. After worshipping Him with sixteen types of offerings duly, and bowing to Him repeatedly she used to return to her father’s abode. O excellent sage, a long time elapsed as she continued her service to Him who was engrossed in meditation. [...]”

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakshalya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Prakṣālya (प्रक्षाल्य):—[=pra-kṣālya] [from pra-kṣal] a mfn. to be w° or purified, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa 2.]

2) [v.s. ...] b ind. having washed or rinsed, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

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Prakshalya 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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