Pranyanga, Prāṇyaṅga, Pranin-anga: 7 definitions


Pranyanga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Prāṇyaṅga (प्राण्यङ्ग) refers to the “body of a creature”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If a creature [intrudes into the site] stepping over [a cord], then [the officiant] should know that there is the body [of that creature, i.e. bones of that creature beneath the site] (prāṇyaṅgaanyasya prāṇino'pyaṅgaṃ). He should prognosticate an extraneous substance beneath the site by the bad condition of the householder’s body. If an omen is seen, or if [a creature] cries out, or if [someone] announces a [creature’s] name, then [the officiant] should prognosticate an extraneous thing [related to] that [creature]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Prāṇyaṅga (प्राण्यङ्ग).—a limb of an animal.

Derivable forms: prāṇyaṅgam (प्राण्यङ्गम्).

Prāṇyaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇin and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Prāṇyaṅga (प्राण्यङ्ग).—n.

(-ṅgaṃ) Any animal part or product, (as flesh, bone, milk, Ghee, &c.) E. prāṇin, and aṅga a part.

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

Prāṇyaṅga (प्राण्यङ्ग):—[=prāṇy-aṅga] [from prāṇi > prān] n. a part or limb of an animal or man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prāṇyaṅga (प्राण्यङ्ग):—[prāṇya+ṅga] (ṅgaṃ) 1. n. Part or product of an animal, as milk, flesh, &c.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pranyanga in German

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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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