Pranarodha, aka: Prāṇarodha, Prana-rodha; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Pranarodha in Purana glossaries]

Prāṇarodha (प्राणरोध).—One of the twenty eight hells. (See under Kāla).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Prāṇarodha (प्राणरोध).—One of the 28 hells where those who indulge in the hunting and killing of animals are punished.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 26. 7 and 24.

1b) Control of the breath, one of the aids to deep meditation.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 24.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[Pranarodha in Shaktism glossaries]

Prāṇarodha (प्राणरोध) refers to one of the thirty hells (naraka) mentioned in the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 8.21 (on the narrative of hells). The hells are destinations where dead beings brought by messengers of Yama (the God of the Pitṛs), and get punished by him according to their karmas and faults.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam (mentioning Prāṇarodha), is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Pranarodha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Prāṇarodha (प्राणरोध).—

1) suppressing the breath.

2) danger to life.

Derivable forms: prāṇarodhaḥ (प्राणरोधः).

Prāṇarodha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇa and rodha (रोध).

(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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