Prarabdha, Prārabdha: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Prarabdh.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Prarabdha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध) or Prārabdhakarma refers to a type of karma (which fuels his present existence), according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.141-145.—Accordingly, “Next, he should then bring about destruction of the past and future karma for the liberation-seeker, because of his indifference [to the world]. He should not purify the one [part of karma] that is the prārabdha [karma], [which fuels his present existence]. But for the Sādhaka, he should purify [only] one [part of the] past karma for the purpose of power, and having manifested the past and future karma together, he should initiate [the candidate]. This is the śivadharmiṇī-dīkṣā. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prarabdha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prārabdha (प्रारब्ध).—n (S) Merit and demerit during some former stage of existence considered as constituting the occasion of the present birth, and as regulating the allotment to it of physical good and evil:--thus answering both to Fortune or destiny as the appointer and to fortune or fortunes as one's portion appointed. prārabdha is distinguished into sañcitaprārabdha & kriyamāṇaprārabdha Fortunes as determined by one's deeds in a former birth, and fortunes as resulting from the deeds of the present. Sanskrit adage. prārabdhakarmaṇāmbhōgādēvakṣayaḥ Done deeds pass away only on being reaped; i.e. "every deed shall have its recompense of reward." Ec- cles. xii. 14. prārabdha is also distinguished into anicchāprārabdha, parēcchāprārabdha, svēcchāprārabdha q.v. in loc.

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prārabdha (प्रारब्ध).—p S Begun, commenced, entered upon.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prārabdha (प्रारब्ध).—n Fortune or destiny. a Begun.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध).—p. p. Begun, commenced.

-bdham 1 What is begun, an undertaking; विघ्नैः पुनः पुनरपि प्रतिहन्यमानाः प्रारब्धमुत्तमजना न परित्यजन्ति (vighnaiḥ punaḥ punarapi pratihanyamānāḥ prārabdhamuttamajanā na parityajanti) Bhartṛhari 1.27.

2) Fate, destiny.

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

Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध).—mfn.

(-bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) Begun, beginning. E. pra and āṅ before, rabh to begin, kta aff.

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

Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध).—[adjective] (having) begun or undertaken.

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

1) Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध):—[=prā-rabdha] [from prā-rabh] mfn. commenced, begun, undertaken, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] one who has c° or b° (also -vat mfn.), [Amaru-śataka; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] n. an undertaking, enterprise, [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra]

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

Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध):—[(bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) p.] Begun.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pāraṃbhiya, Pāraddha.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prarabdha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prārabdha (प्रारब्ध) [Also spelled prarabdh]:—(nm) destiny, fate, lot; -[lekha] the writ of destiny/fate.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Prārabdha (ಪ್ರಾರಬ್ಧ):—[adjective] done earlier (esp. in one’s previous life or lives).

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Prārabdha (ಪ್ರಾರಬ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] = ಪ್ರಾರಬ್ಧಕರ್ಮ [prarabdhakarma].

2) [noun] a person who follows another consistent (as the consequences of one’s sinful deeds).

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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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