Pramati: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Pramati (प्रमति):—Son of Prāṃśu (son of Vatsaprīti). He had a son named Khanitra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Pramati (प्रमति).—(pramiti) General information. Great Sage Bhṛgu, got of his wife Pulomā Cyavana and Cyavana got of his wife Sukanyā, Pramati. This sage Pramati married the beautiful Pratāpī and their son was Ruru. Other details.

(i) Pramiti visited Bhīṣma while he was lying on his bed of arrows. (Śloka 5, Chapter 26, Anuśāsana Parva).

(ii) Pramiti is described as the son of Vāgindra born in the family of Gṛtsamada son of Vītahavya. (Śloka 58, Chapter 30, Anuśāsana Parva). For details see under Ruru). (See full article at Story of Pramati from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Pramati (प्रमति).—Son of a brahmin named Śūra of Prayāga. During the fag end of Kṛtayuga the brahmins made Pramati their army-chief and defeated the Kṣatriyas. (Viṣṇudharmottara Purāṇa).

3) Pramati (प्रमति).—One of the four ministers of Vibhīṣaṇa. (Yuddha Kāṇḍa, Chapter 27. Verse 7, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pramati (प्रमति).—The son of Prāṃśu, and father of Khanītra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 24.

1b) The son of Nṛdeva, of the gotra of the Moon; vanquished the mlecchas and adharmic kings; took the form of an aśva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 31. 76; 89; Matsya-purāṇa 144. 51, 63.

1c) A son of Janamejaya;1 heard the viṣṇu purāna from Vedaśiras and narrated it to Jātukarṇa.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 17.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 48-9.

1d) An incarnation of Viṣṇu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 111; Matsya-purāṇa 144. 60.

1e) An Amitābha god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 16.

1f) An Asura in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 161. 79.
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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pramati (प्रमति).—[feminine] care, providence, protection, concr. protector.

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

1) Pramati (प्रमति):—[=pra-mati] [from pra-man] f. (pra-) care, providence, protection

2) [v.s. ...] provider, protector, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Ṛṣi in the 10th Manv-antara, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] prām)

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Cyavana and father of Ruru, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] of a prince (son of Janam-ejaya), [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Prāṃśu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) Prāmati (प्रामति):—[=prā-mati] [from prā] a m. Name of one of the 7 sages in the 10th Manv-antara, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] pra-mati and prāptati).

8) b prāmāṇika etc. See under 3. prā, p.702.

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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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