Praphullavadana, Praphulla-vadana: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Praphullavadana (प्रफुल्लवदन) refers to “having a beaming face”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Menā saw with pleasure lord Śiva, the bridegroom of Pārvatī, served by all the gods and who by that time had come there. [...] She praised her good luck. She congratulated Pārvatī, the mountain and his entire family. She congratulated herself. She rejoiced again and again. Gazing at her son-in-law joyously with beaming face (praphullavadana), the chaste lady performed the Nīrājana rite. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Praphullavadana (प्रफुल्लवदन).—a. having a beaming or cheerful countenance, looking cheerful.

Praphullavadana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms praphulla and vadana (वदन).

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

Praphullavadana (प्रफुल्लवदन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Having a cheerful or smiling countenance, looking gay or happy. E. praphulla, and vadana face.

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

Praphullavadana (प्रफुल्लवदन):—[=praphulla-vadana] [from praphulla > pra-phulta] mfn. having the face expanded with joy, looking gay or happy, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Praphullavadana (प्रफुल्लवदन):—[praphulla-vadana] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Having a smiling face, cheerful.

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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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