Pramantha, Pramamtha: 7 definitions


Pramantha 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: The horse sacrifice

Pramantha (प्रमन्थ).—The lighting of the New Fire was called Agnyadheya (“lighting of fires”) and was an important preliminary at all Vedic sacrifices. The holy fire was lit by means of the Vedic fire-drill (pramantha). The pramantha has been associated by Max Mueller and other Sanskritists with the myth and the name of Prometheus. Prometheus is “the fire-bringer”, just as is the pramantha. Also, its shape is cruciform, and is closely related to that of the Cross, a device again related to the Vedic firedrill, the pramantha. In fact, all this refers to the Cosmogonic Hierogamy, the marriage of Fire and Water, the enlightenment of the world that took place in Paradise, destroying all Creation.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pramantha (प्रमन्थ).—A stick used for producing fire.

Derivable forms: pramanthaḥ (प्रमन्थः).

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

Pramantha (प्रमन्थ).—[masculine] rubbing-stick (to produce fire).

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

Pramantha (प्रमन्थ):—[=pra-mantha] [from pra-math] m. a stick used for rubbing wood to produce fire, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Pramantha in German

context information

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

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

Pramaṃtha (ಪ್ರಮಂಥ):—[noun] a piece of wood (of Śami or Ficus religiosa) used for kindling the sacred fire for a sacrifice by attrition; the fire-producing wooden stick.

context information

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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