Pranadharana, Prāṇadhāraṇa, Prana-dharana: 6 definitions


Pranadharana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prāṇadhāraṇa (प्राणधारण).—

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

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Prāṇadhāraṇa (प्राणधारण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Sustenance, supporting life. E. prāṇa and dhāraṇa upholding.

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

1) Prāṇadhāraṇa (प्राणधारण):—[=prāṇa-dhāraṇa] [from prāṇa > prān] n. support or maintenance or prolongation of life (ṇaṃkṛ [Parasmaipada], to support another’s l°; [Ātmanepada], also with ṇāṃ, to support one’s own l°, take food), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] means of supporting l°, livelihood, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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