Pralina, Pralīna: 13 definitions


Pralina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Pralīna (प्रलीन):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the Suprabhedāgama, which describes a list of 13 types. This list represents the earliest form of the classification of temples in the South Indian Vāstuśāstra literature. The name is also mentioned in the Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati which features a list of 52 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pralīna (प्रलीन) refers to “dissolved”, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 7.174cd-176ab.— Accordingly, “I will tell you about (the process) of withdrawal. If the entity born of the bliss of aesthetic delight is perceived as an object of perception, it recedes there into the field of the activity (of the senses). Once this activity has ceased, the supreme wonder arises because it has dissolved away (pralīna-tva)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Pralīna (प्रलीन) refers to “hiding” (out of fear), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the outlines of hawking]: “The Bharadvaja, when pursued by hawks carefully hiding itself and crying piteously, sometimes in a low and sometimes in a loud voice, excites a feeling of laughter, because they hide themselves (pralīna) through fear,but yet can be traced by their cry. The sportsman, seeking amusement, should shoot pellets at them. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Jainism)

Pralīna (प्रलीन) refers to “(being) dissolved”, according to verse 12.42 of Hemacandra’s Yogaśāstra.—Accordingly, “At the time of the arising of the no-mind state, the Yogin experiences the body, which is as though it does not exist, as though [it were] separated, burned, flying up and dissolved (pralīna)”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pralīna (प्रलीन).—p. p.

1) Melted, dissolved; तथा प्रलीनस्तमसि मूढयोनिषु जायते (tathā pralīnastamasi mūḍhayoniṣu jāyate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 14.15.

2) Annihilated, destroyed.

3) Insensible, unconscious.

4) Concealed; hidden; इति प्रलीनां नलिनीवने सखीं विदांबभूवुः सुचिरेण योषितः (iti pralīnāṃ nalinīvane sakhīṃ vidāṃbabhūvuḥ sucireṇa yoṣitaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 8.36.

5) Lost, died.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pralīna (प्रलीन).—(nt.; orig. ppp. to next; = Sanskrit praḍīna, ppp., and as subst., flight), also °naka, flight, in haṃsa- pralīnaṃ (mss. °prā°; Senart em. °praḍīnaṃ) buddhā bhagavanto gacchanti Mahāvastu iii.255.17; also in Mahāvastu i.307.16 read some form of haṃsa-pralīnaka (mss. °prahīnakasya; Senart em. °praḍīnakam iva) buddhā bhagavanto nagaraṃ praviśanti; both adverbs, in the manner of the flight of (a flock of ?) haṃsas.

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

Pralīna (प्रलीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Destroyed, annihilated. 2. Unconscious, insensible. 3. Melted. E. pra before, to destroy, kta aff.

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

Pralīna (प्रलीन).—[adjective] vanished, gone, dead; dissolved i.e. tired, wearied.

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

1) Pralīna (प्रलीन):—[from pra-lī] mfn. dissolved, reabsorbed into ([locative case]), disappeared, lost, died, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] slacked, tired, wearied, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] unconscious, insensible, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] flown away, [Mahābhārata] ([varia lectio] pra-ḍīna).

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

Pralīna (प्रलीन):—[pra-līna] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) p. Absorbed.

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

Pralīna (प्रलीन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Palīṇa, Pallīṇa.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pralīna (ಪ್ರಲೀನ):—

1) [adjective] merged with a liquid; dissolved.

2) [adjective] destroyed; demolished.

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Pralīna (ಪ್ರಲೀನ):—[noun] he who has, losing his physical entity, become one with (the Supreme Being).

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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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