Pranavallabha, Prāṇavallabhā, Prana-vallabha, Prāṇavallabha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Prāṇavallabha (प्राणवल्लभ) refers to:—The beloved of one’s life. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Prāṇavallabha (प्राणवल्लभ) or Prāṇavallabharasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 7, enlargement of spleen [plīhodara] and liver [yakṛdudara]). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., prāṇavallabha-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pranavallabha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prāṇavallabha (प्राणवल्लभ) refers to the “love of one’s life” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...] O Brahmin, when Śiva went away, I came out of my father’s house, being greatly dejected, to perform this steady penance on the banks of the celestial river. Even after performing this severe penance for a long time, I could not attain Him [i.e., prāṇavallabha]. I was just to consign myself to fire but on seeing you, I have stopped for a while. Now you can go. I shall enter fire since I have not been accepted by Śiva. Wherever I take birth I shall woo only Śiva”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Prāṇavallabhā (प्राणवल्लभा).—a mistress, wife.

Prāṇavallabhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇa and vallabhā (वल्लभा).

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

Prāṇavallabhā (प्राणवल्लभा):—[=prāṇa-vallabhā] [from prāṇa > prān] f. a mistress or wife as dear as l°, [Pañcatantra]

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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

[«previous next»] — Pranavallabha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prāṇavallabha (ಪ್ರಾಣವಲ್ಲಭ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರಾಣನಾಥ [prananatha].

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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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