Pranamayakosha, Pranamaya-kosha, Prāṇamayakośa: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Prāṇamayakośa can be transliterated into English as Pranamayakosa or Pranamayakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Prāṇamayakośa (प्राणमयकोश) or simply Prāṇamaya refers to the “sheath composed of prāṇa or vital force” and represents one of the five philosophical kośas (“sheaths”) through which the soul functions simultaneously in the various planes or levels of existence.—Prāṇamayakośa is the prāṇic or health body, or the etheric body or etheric double, co-existing within the physical body as its source of life, breath and vitality, and is its connection with the astral body. Prāṇa moves in the prāṇamayakośa as five primary currents or vāyus, “vital airs or winds”. Prāṇamayakośa disintegrates at death along with the physical body.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: 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: MahaVastu: 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.

India history and geography

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Source: Yale Journal of Music & Religion: Ritual Music in Contemporary Brahmanical Tantric Temples of Kerala

Prāṇamayakośa (प्राणमयकोश) refers to the “vital body sheath” and represents one of the Pañcakośa or “five sheaths” of the Human Body which corresponds to the Pañcaprākāra (five enclosures) of the Temple.—The five sheaths are: the physical sheath (annamaya-kośa), the vital body sheath (prāṇamaya-kośa), the mental sheath (manomaya-kośa), the intellectual sheath (vijñānamaya-kośa), and the bliss sheath (anandamaya-kośa). These five sheaths represent the physical body of the deity on the horizontal plane.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pranamayakosha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pranamayakosha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Prāṇamayakoṣa (प्राणमयकोष).—m.

(-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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prāṇamayakośa (प्राणमयकोश):—[=prāṇa-maya-kośa] [from prāṇa-maya > prāṇa > prān] m. the vital case (one of the cases or investitures of the soul), [Vedāntasāra]

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

Prāṇamayakoṣa (प्राणमयकोष):—[prāṇa-maya-koṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. Seat of the soul, the vital organ.

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prāṇamayakōśa (ಪ್ರಾಣಮಯಕೋಶ):—[noun] the gross body, the outermost of the five sheaths of the soul.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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