Prapancasara, Prapañcasāra: 4 definitions
Prapancasara 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Prapanchasara.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Auspicious Wisdom: The Texts and Traditions of Srividya Sakta Tantrism in South India
The Prapañcasāra, an eloquent exposition of mantra science (mantraśāstra), menstions Śrīvidyā’s twelve traditional teachers and twelve forms of root-mantra (mūlamantra). We should assume that the tradition had gone through most of its elaborate theoretical expansion by the time of its composition. Of high literary, like all the Śākta works attributed to Śaṅkara, it should be dated no later than the eleventh century. Śivānanda frequently cites it in the Ṛjuvimarśinī; it appears as well in the Īśanaśivagurudevapaddhati. A vivaraṇa commentary, attributed to Śaṅkara’s disciple Padmapāda, is complemented by a number of others, several of which are of south Indian origin; none match Padmapāda’s in popularity.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] Rādh. 27 (bṛhat and laghu). Oudh. Xi, 26. Oppert. 3815. 5096. Quoted in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^a, by Kaivalyāśrama Oxf. 108^a, by Padmanābha Oxf. 110^b, by Raghunandana in Āhnikatattva, in Āgamatattvavilāsa, Dānamayūkha, Prāṇatoṣiṇī p. 2.
—[commentary] NW. 234. Quoted by Devanātha L. 2010.
—[commentary] by Gīrvāṇayogīndra. Oppert. 4960.
—[commentary] by Jñānasvarūpa. Sūcīpattra. 41.
2) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—vedānta, by Śaṅkarācārya. K. 46 (by Pādapadmācārya). Np. Iii, 68. Burnell. 207^b. Oppert. 2897. Ii, 4733. 6338. 10050.
—[commentary] Burnell. 208^a. Taylor. 1, 106.
—[commentary] by Simbarāja. Burnell. 208^a.
3) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—Poona. 292.
Prapañcasāra has the following synonyms: Vedasārarahasya.
4) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—vedānta, by Śaṅkarācārya. Stein 232.
—[commentary] by Padmapādācārya. Quoted by Kāmarūpapati on Śāradātilaka, Catal. Io. p. 858.
5) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—[tantric] Io. 1442.
—[commentary] by Jñānasvarūpa. Io. 2783.
6) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—by Śaṅkarācārya. Ulwar 2229.
—[commentary] Ulwar 2230. Extr. 646.
7) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—[tantric] by Śaṅkarācārya. As p. 110 (2 Mss.). Hpr. 2, 129 (inc.). C. by Padmapāda. As p. 110.
8) Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—[tantric] in 36 Paṭala. Hpr. 2, 130.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prapañcasāra (प्रपञ्चसार):—[=pra-pañca-sāra] [from prapañcamithyā-tva > pra-pañca] m. Name of [work]
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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