Pramila, Pramīlā: 9 definitions



Pramila 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)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pramīlā (प्रमीला).—Chief of the Strīrājya (country of women) in the Himālayas. The Pāṇḍavas conducted an aśvamedhayāga after the great battle. It was Arjuna who followed the sacrificial horse. Roaming about without anybody daring to tie it the horse reached Strīrājya and Pramīlā tied the horse. Arjuna challenged her and in the fight that ensued Pramīlā defeated Arjuna. At that time there was a voice from heaven which said "Arjuna, you will never be able to take back the horse after defeating Pramīlā. So if you want to save the sacrificial horse, enter into a truce with her and make her your wife." Arjuna took the advice and saved the horse after marrying Pramīlā. (Jaiminīya, Aśvamedha Parva, 21—22).

Purana book cover
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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)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Pramīlā (प्रमीला) refers to “closing of the eyes” or “sleep”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 2.21.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramīlā (प्रमीला).—

1) Sleepiness, lassitude, enervation of spirits; स्वदृशोर्जनयन्ति सान्त्वनां (svadṛśorjanayanti sāntvanāṃ) ... उदयप्रत्मीलयोः (udayapratmīlayoḥ) N.2.21.

2) Name of a woman, sovereign of a kingdom of women. She fought with Arjuna when his horse entered her territory, but she was conquered and became his wife.

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

Pramīlā (प्रमीला).—f.

(-lā) 1. Lassitude, enervation, exhaustion from indolence or fatigue. 2. The name of the sovereign of the kingdom of women. She was conquered by Arjuna and become his wife. E. pra before, mīl to twinkle, affs. aṅ and ṭāp .

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

Pramīlā (प्रमीला).—[pra-mīl + ā], f. Lassitude.

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

1) Pramīlā (प्रमीला):—[=pra-mīlā] [from pra-mīl] f. (ifc. f(ā). ) idem, [Naiṣadha-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] lassitude, enervation, exhaustion from indolence or fatigue, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a woman (sovereign of a kingdom of women), [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Pramīlā (प्रमीला):—[pra-mīlā] (lā) 1. f. Lassitude.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pramila 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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