Prarabdhi, Prārabdhi: 5 definitions

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Prarabdhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Prārabdhi.—(EI 2), meaning uncertain. Note: prārabdhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prārabdhi (प्रारब्धि).—f.

1) Beginning, commencement.

2) A post to which an elephant is fastened; or a rope for fastening him.

Derivable forms: prārabdhiḥ (प्रारब्धिः).

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

Prārabdhi (प्रारब्धि).—f.

(-bdhiḥ) 1. Beginning, commencement. 2. A rope or fastening for an elephant. E. pra and āṅ before, rabh to commence, aff. ktin .

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

Prārabdhi (प्रारब्धि).—i. e. pra-ā-rabh + ti, f. 1. Beginning. 2. A rope for binding an elephant.

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

1) Prārabdhi (प्रारब्धि):—[=prā-rabdhi] [from prā-rabh] f. beginning, commencement, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] the post to which an elephant is tied, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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