Pramardana: 10 definitions

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Pramardana 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pramardana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pramardana (प्रमर्दन).—A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 239.

1b) An elephant born of Sāma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 335; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 219.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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

Pramardana (प्रमर्दन) is the name of a Vidyādhara who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... when Śrutaśarman saw that, he quickly sent other ten lords of the Vidyādharas, chiefs of lords of hosts or lords of hosts of warriors,... and Pramardana [and seven others], the eight similar sons of the Vasus born in the house of Makaranda”.

The story of Pramardana was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Pramardana, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pramardana (प्रमर्दन).—Crushing, destroying, trampling down.

-naḥ An epithet of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: pramardanam (प्रमर्दनम्).

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

Pramardana (प्रमर्दन).—name of two yakṣas: Mahā-Māyūrī 32 and 88.

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

Pramardana (प्रमर्दन).—n.

(-naṃ) Crushing, destroying. m.

(-naḥ) An epithet of Vishnu.

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

Pramardana (प्रमर्दन).—[adjective] & [neuter] crushing, destroying; [masculine] [Epithet] of Viṣṇu, a man’s name.

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

1) Pramardana (प्रमर्दन):—[=pra-mardana] [from pra-mṛd] mfn. crushing down, crushing, destroying, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] expelling, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of an attendant of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a demon causing disease, [Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a Vidyā-dhara, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

7) [v.s. ...] of a general-officer of Śambara, [Harivaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] n. crushing, destroying, [ib.]

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

Pramardana (प्रमर्दन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pamaddaṇa.

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Pramardana 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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