Praphulla: 15 definitions
Praphulla means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Prafull.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल) refers to “blooming” (viz., of a flower), as mentioned in a list of twenty-six synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Praphulla] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल) refers to “full-blown and blossomed” (viz., trees or lotuses), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On the top of the mountain near the city of Himālaya (śailarājapura), Śiva sported about for a long time in the company of Satī. [...] It shone with grassy plains and plenty of trees. There were various flowers in abundance. It had many lakes. The boughs of the full-blown and blossomed (praphulla) trees (taru) were surrounded by humming bees. Lotuses and blue lilies were in full bloom (praphulla)”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)
Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल) refers to the “blooming (of flowers)”, according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “[...] Having praised [the cord] with the sounds of a bell, auspicious song, conch shell, and bamboo flute, the donor should offer guest water [to the cord] together with jewels, gold, and fragrant flowers, which are blooming and beautiful (praphulla-ujjvala), and mixed with the juice extracted from the sprouts of the airandhrīkara”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
praphulla (प्रफुल्ल).—p S praphullita p (S) Blown or expanded.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
praphulla (प्रफुल्ल).—p praphullita p Blown or expanded.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल).—p. p.
1) Full-blown, blossoming, blooming; न हि प्रफुल्लं सहकारमेत्य वृक्षान्तरं काङ्क्षति षट्पदाली (na hi praphullaṃ sahakārametya vṛkṣāntaraṃ kāṅkṣati ṣaṭpadālī) R.6.69;2. 29; Kumārasambhava 3.45;7.11.
2) Expanded or dilated like a full-blown flower (as eyes).
5) Gay, cheerful, pleased.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-llaḥ-llā-llaṃ) 1. Blown, as flower. 2. Smiling. 3. Shining. 4. Glad, pleased. E. pra before, phulla flowered.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल).—[adjective] blossomed, blooming, expanded, opened.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल):—[from pra-phulta] mfn. (See √phull. phal) blooming forth, blooming, blown, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] covered with blossoms or flowers, [Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa]
3) [v.s. ...] expanded, opened wide (like a full-blown flower), shining, smiling, cheerful, pleased (See [compound])Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल):—[pra-phulla] (llaḥ-llā-llaṃ) a. Blown, expanded; smiling, glad; shining.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Praphulla (प्रफुल्ल) [Also spelled prafull]:—(a) blooming, blossomed; cheerful, gay, delighted; hence ~[tā] (nf); ~[nayana/netra] gleaming/beaming eyes; gay-eyed; ~[mukha/vadana] gay-looking; cheerful/beaming face.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] blown, expanded, bloomed, blossomed well (said of a flower).
2) [adjective] highly pleased; elated with joy.
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Praphulla (ಪ್ರಫುಲ್ಲ):—[noun] that which is blown, expanded well (as a flower).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Praphullakusuma, Praphullalocana, Praphullalochana, Praphullamukha, Praphullana, Praphullanagavant, Praphullanagavat, Praphullanayana, Praphullanetra, Praphullate, Praphullavadana, Praphullojjvala.
Full-text (+1): Praphulta, Praphullanayana, Praphullavadana, Praphullanetra, Papphulla, Praphullanagavat, Praphullita, Pamphulla, Phulla, Prafullit, Full, Praphullalocana, Viphal, Prafull, Lodhra, Lodha, Rajiva, Phal, Vadanambuja, Pankeruha.
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Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
Text 7.35 < [Chapter 7 - Literary Faults]
Text 10.65 < [Chapter 10 - Ornaments of Meaning]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.164 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 1.6.64 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama (the most beloved devotees)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.1.282 < [Chapter 1 - Meeting Again at the House of Śrī Advaita Ācārya]
Verse 2.19.47-048 < [Chapter 19 - The Lord’s Pastimes in Advaita’s House]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)