Prapurita, Prapūrita: 5 definitions


Prapurita 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Prapurita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Prapūrita (प्रपूरित) means “filled with”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] (The gross form has) five faces, ten arms and, pure, it has a smiling face. [...] She makes boon bestowing and fear dispelling gestures and (holds) a rosary, book, noose, goad, large bow, and five arrows in her hands. She makes the gesture of knowledge and holds a large vessel filled with wine [i.e., vāmāmṛta-prapūrita]. O great goddess! Delighted with supreme bliss, she causes the entire universe to melt. (This is how) you should be visualized in the Transmission of the Youth. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Prapūrita (प्रपूरित) refers to “that which covers (the whole firmament)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “O dear, of great intellect, listen to the story of the moon crested lord, my master and the cause of great enjoyment and protection. A wonderfully loud sound arose covering [i.e., prapūrita] the whole firmament when the fire issuing from Śiva’s eye burnt Kāma. On hearing that loud report and seeing Kāma burnt, Pārvatī was terribly frightened and she returned to her abode along with her maids. [...]”.

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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»] — Prapurita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prapūrita (प्रपूरित).—p. p. Filled up.

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

Prapūrita (प्रपूरित):—[=pra-pūrita] [from pra-pṝ] mfn. filled up, completed, [Mahābhārata]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prapurita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prapūrita (ಪ್ರಪೂರಿತ):—[adjective] filled completely with.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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