Pranta, aka: Prānta; 6 Definition(s)


Pranta 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Prānta (प्रान्त) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Kailāśa, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 49. The Kailāśa group contains ten out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under five prime vimānas (aerial car/palace), which were created by Brahmā for as many gods (including himself). This group represents temples (eg. Prānta) that are to be globular shaped. The prāsādas, or ‘temples’, represent the dwelling place of God and are to be built in towns. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

prānta (प्रांत).—m (S) A subdivision of a country; a district, county, shire. See dēśa. 2 A region, tract, country. 3 A place or spot. 4 End, finale, ulti- mate state. Ex. hyā naṣṭārācapō barēpaṇīṃ prānta vhāvā kaṭhīṇa disatēṃ. 5 Edge, verge, margin, border: also extremity or end.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prānta (प्रांत).—m A subdivision of a country; a district. A region, tract. A place or spot. End. Edge, extremity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Prānta (प्रान्त).—[prakṛṣṭo'ntaḥ]

1) Edge, margin, border, skirt, verge; प्रान्तसंस्तीर्णदर्भाः (prāntasaṃstīrṇadarbhāḥ) Ś.4.8.

2) Corner (as of the lips, eyes &c.); ईषत्तिर्यग्वलनविषमं कूणितप्रान्तमेतत् (īṣattiryagvalanaviṣamaṃ kūṇitaprāntametat) Māl.4.2; ओष्ठ°, नयन° (oṣṭha°, nayana°).

3) Boundary, extremity.

4) Extreme verge, end; यौवनप्रान्त (yauvanaprānta) Pt.4.

5) A point, tip.

6) The back part.

Derivable forms: prāntaḥ (प्रान्तः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prānta (प्रान्त).—adj. (see next two; = Pali panta, said to occur only with senāsana; Sanskrit as noun only, border, etc.), secluded, solitary, distant, remote, perh. sometimes with implication of in the jungle; orig. bordering, on the border (between jungle and settled country?): in Mvy °taḥ, alone, 2990 = Tibetan nags mthaḥ, forest border; 7224 = Tibetan mthaḥ, border; but in prānta(ṃ) śayyāsanaṃ 2988 = Tibetan bas mthaḥi, of border country; vṛkṣamūlāni prāsādikāni… prāntāni viviktāni Mv ii.123.17; prānto pravivikto iii.130.6, lonely and solitary; prānta-vāṭikā Divy 631.14; (bodhi- sattvaḥ) saputradāraḥ prānta (mss. prāpta) eva tu Jm 60.6 (paradox; tho with son and wife, he was quite solitary); prāntavane…abhinivasanti RP 31.14; prānta-śayyāsana (compare Pali, above) Mv ii.212.9; iii.422.9 (verse); RP 14.14; in Mvy 2988 printed prānta(ṃ) śayyāsanaṃ, Mironov °taṃ śa°, no v.l.; śayyāsanāni…prāntāni Mv iii.200.16; °ntāni ca śayyāsanāni 348.4; prānta-śayanāsana-(sevinas) Divy 312.9; prānta-śayanāsana-bhakta(ḥ) Divy 88.14; 132.21 (°śayana-bhaktā); 191.26; 538.17; 582.8; °tāni śayanāsanāni Divy 344.10; Av ii.119.12; °taṃ ca śayanā- sanam Ud xxxii.27(32).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prānta (प्रान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) Edge, margin, border, end. E. pra before, anta end.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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