Pranadharana, aka: Prāṇadhāraṇa, Prana-dharana; 3 Definition(s)


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Marathi-English dictionary

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prāṇadhāraṇa (प्राणधारण).—n or prāṇadhāraṇā f (S) Keeping or maintaining of life. Ex. āmhī kandamūla khāūna kasēṃ tarīṃ pra0 karitōṃ. 2 In Yog. Suspending the breath.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prāṇadhāraṇa (प्राणधारण).—

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prāṇadhāraṇā (प्राणधारणा).—n or prāṇadhāraṇā f Keeping or maintaining of life.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Prāṇadhāraṇa (प्राणधारण).—

1) maintenance or support of life.

2) vitality.

3) a means of supporting life.

Derivable forms: prāṇadhāraṇam (प्राणधारणम्).

Prāṇadhāraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇa and dhāraṇa (धारण).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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