Pranamaya, Prāṇamaya: 7 definitions


Pranamaya 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Prāṇamaya (प्राणमय, “consciousness”).—Absorbed in maintaining one's bodily existence.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Prāṇamaya (प्राणमय) refers to “the second of the five stages of consciousness in which one per-ceives life in terms of preservation (13.5)”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāṇamaya (प्राणमय).—a. Living, breathing.

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

Prāṇamaya (प्राणमय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) Living, breathing, endowed with breath or life. E. prāṇa and mayaṭ aff.

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

Prāṇamaya (प्राणमय).—[prāṇa + maya], adj., f. , Consisting in breath or life.

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

Prāṇamaya (प्राणमय):—[=prāṇa-maya] [from prāṇa > prān] mf(ī)n. consisting of v° air or breath, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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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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