Pramoha, Pramohā: 11 definitions


Pramoha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pramoha (प्रमोह):—Impairement of orientation

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhist Teachers, Deities and other Spiritual beings

Pramohā (प्रमोहा) refers to one of the “Fifty-eight Wrathful Deities” (Tibetan: khro bo lha nga brgyad) according to various sources such as the Guhyagarbha Tantra and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.—They feature in Tantric teachings and practices which focus on purifying elements of the body and mind. These deities [e.g., Pramohā] form part part of the the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities who manifest to a deceased person following the dissolution of the body and consciousness whilst they are in the intermediate state (bardo) between death and rebirth. Pramohā is part of the “eight wrathful females” and is also known in Tibetan as (1) pra mo (2) rab tu rmongs ma.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramoha (प्रमोह).—

1) Stupefaction, insensibility, stupor; तिरयति करणानां ग्राहकत्वं प्रमोहः (tirayati karaṇānāṃ grāhakatvaṃ pramohaḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.41.

2) Infatuation, bewilderment.

Derivable forms: pramohaḥ (प्रमोहः).

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

Pramoha (प्रमोह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Fascination. 2. Fainting, insensibility. E. pra before, muh to be bewildered, ghaj aff.

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

Pramoha (प्रमोह).—i. e. pra-muh + a, m. 1. Fascination. 2. Fainting, insensibility, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 23, 6. 3. Confusion, [Draupadīpramātha] 6, 20 (-citta, adj. bewildered in mind).

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

Pramoha (प्रमोह).—[masculine] bewilderment, perplexity.

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

1) Pramoha (प्रमोह):—[=pra-moha] [from pra-muh] a m. bewilderment, infatuation, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Uttararāma-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] insensibility, fainting, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [=pra-moha] b etc. See pra-√muh.

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

Pramoha (प्रमोह):—[pra-moha] (haḥ) 1. m. Fascination; fainting, insensibility.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pramoha 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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