Prakshepa, Prakṣepa: 9 definitions


Prakshepa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Prakṣepa can be transliterated into English as Praksepa or Prakshepa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I

Prakṣepa.—Fine powder form of the drug(s), which is added to a kalpa such as Leha, Āsavāriṣṭa etc. before administration is known as Prakṣepa.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Prakṣepa.—(EI 13), cf. amīṣāṃ prakṣepa-pratiṣedhau na karaṇ- īyau, ‘they should not be ousted [from the possession] or hindered [from their enjoyment of the gift land].’ Note: prakṣepa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prakṣēpa (प्रक्षेप).—m S Throwing, casting, projecting. 2 p (Used for prakṣipta) Thrown.

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

prakṣēpa (प्रक्षेप).—m Throwing, casting.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप).—

1) Throwing forward, projecting.

2) A throw, cast.

3) Scattering upon.

4) Spurious insertion, interpolation.

5) The box of a carriage.

6) The sum deposited by each member of a commercial company.

7) Anything added to drugs in decoction.

Derivable forms: prakṣepaḥ (प्रक्षेपः).

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

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Throwing, casting projecting. 2. Throwing into or upon. 3. Anything added, or thrown into drugs when in course of decoction. 4. A throw, a cast. 5. Interpolation. 6. The sum deposited by every member of a commercial corporation. E. pra before, kṣip to throw, ghañ aff.

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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. 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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