Pranacarya, aka: Prāṇācārya; 2 Definition(s)

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Pranacarya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pranacharya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Prāṇācārya (प्राणाचार्य).—The purohita to be consulted by the king.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 215. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Prāṇa-acārya.—(EI 8), title of a physician; explained as the medical adviser of the king (HD). Cf. Viṣṇudharmottara, II. 24. 33-34 (for his qualifications). Note: prāṇa-acārya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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