Pranamayakosha, aka: Pranamaya-kosha, Prāṇamayakośa; 5 Definition(s)
Pranamayakosha 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.
The Sanskrit term Prāṇamayakośa can be transliterated into English as Pranamayakosa or Pranamayakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)
Pranamaya means composed of prana, the vital principle, the force that vitalizes and holds together the body and the mind. It pervades the whole organism, its one physical manifestation is the breath. As long as this vital principle exists in the organisms, life continues. Coupled with the five organs of action it forms the vital sheath. In the Vivekachudamani it is a modification of vayu or air, it enters into and comes out of the body.
(Prāṇamaya kośa is one of the five coverings of the Atman (kośa), or Self according to Vedantic philosophy)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
The Pranamaya Kosha is energy body depicted by Kundalini, sun and moon channels and 7 Chakras along the spinal column. Each one of the 7 Chakras is responsible for controlling different organs in the human body at conscious and sub-conscious levels of mind. When awareness is extended to the super conscious state then these Chakras open up to perceive the new realities of universe and start illuminating by healing all the body functions. In Yogic literature the level of illumination and opening of these Chakras is the basis for measuring the evolution of an individual's mind and soul.Source: MahaVastu: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
prāṇamayakōśa (प्राणमयकोश).—m S The second of the five (metaphysically imagined) kōśa or frames, sheaths, or envelopments of the caitanya, viz. air as pervading and quickening and prompting and actuating the whole organism and all its senses, affections, and faculties; the animula or animal soul. See this great secret unfolded under pañcakōśa.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Prāṇamayakośa (प्राणमयकोश).—the vesture of the vital airs; कर्मेन्द्रियैः पञ्चभिरञ्चितोऽसौ प्राणी भवेत् प्राणमयस्तु कोशः (karmendriyaiḥ pañcabhirañcito'sau prāṇī bhavet prāṇamayastu kośaḥ) Vivekachūdāmaṇi; see कोश (kośa).
Derivable forms: prāṇamayakośaḥ (प्राणमयकोशः).
Prāṇamayakośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇamaya and kośa (कोश).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ṣaḥ) One of the cases or investitures of the soul, the vital or organic case. E. prāṇamaya and koṣa a sheath.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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