Pralambabhuja, Pralamba-bhuja: 5 definitions



Pralambabhuja 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Pralambabhuja in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Pralambabhuja (प्रलम्बभुज) is the name of a Vidyādhara prince from Madanapura, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 52. Accordingly as Haṭhaśarman said in the presence of Naravāhanadatta, Alaṅkāravatī and Aśokamālā: “... on the Himālayas there is a splendid city named Madanapura; in it dwelt a Vidyādhara prince named Pralambabhuja. He had born to him, my lord, a son named Sthūlabhuja, and he in course of time became a handsome prince in the flower of youth”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Pralambabhuja, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pralambabhuja (प्रलम्बभुज).—a. One whose arms hang down; Mb.3.284.26.

Pralambabhuja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pralamba and bhuja (भुज). See also (synonyms): pralambabāhu.

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

1) Pralambabhuja (प्रलम्बभुज):—[=pralamba-bhuja] [from pralamba > pra-lamb] mfn. one whose arms hang down, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Vidyā-dhara, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pralambabhuja (प्रलम्बभुज):—

1) adj. = pralambabāhu . —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Vidyādhara [Kathāsaritsāgara 52, 69.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pralambabhuja (प्रलम्बभुज):——

1) Adj. herabhängende Arme habend.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Vidyāhara.

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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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