Pramokshana, Pramokṣaṇa: 5 definitions


Pramokshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Pramokṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Pramoksana or Pramokshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Pramokshana in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Pramokṣaṇa (प्रमोक्षण) refers to the “termination” (of an eclipse), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] These evil effects, resulting from planetary look at eclipsed disc, apply as well to the time of termination [i.e., pramokṣaṇa] of the eclipse as to its commencement. If Jupiter, a beneficent planet, should also see the eclipsed disc, the evils described will vanish in just the same way as the flame of fire dies out when water is poured over it”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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[«previous next»] — Pramokshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pramokṣaṇa (प्रमोक्षण).—(1) (nt.; in this sense not in Sanskrit; compare AMg. pamokkhaṇa, defined as abandoning, giving up), liberation, salvation: sattva-pramokṣaṇa-maitra-ratiś ca Lalitavistara 313.11 (verse); teṣāṃ pramokṣaṇa-nimittam Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 44.18 (verse); (2) name of a mountain, = Pramokṣaka 2, q.v.

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

Pramokṣaṇa (प्रमोक्षण):—[=pra-mokṣaṇa] [from pra-mokṣa] n. the end of an eclipse, [Varāha-mihira]

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Pramokshana 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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