Praroha, Prāroha: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Praroha (प्ररोह) or Aṅkūra refers to the “sprouts” (of trees), as mentioned in a list of four synonyms in 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., Praroha] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Praroha (प्ररोह):—Off shoots of a plant

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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Praroha (प्ररोह) refers to “sprouting (of those who die)”, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya verse 1.116-125.—Accordingly, “[...] And there is no rebirth (udbhava) in this world for those Pāśupata sages who follow the observance of the skull, they who abide by the Atimārga. For the practitioners of the Atimārga there is only indifference. Those who have set out on the Atimārga only delight in indifference. Those who die on the saline ground go along that path, but of all saline grounds Vārāṇasī is the best, O sage. And there is no sprouting (praroha) for those who die there. The body abandoned on the cremation ground merges in the Lord of Time. [...]”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Praroha (प्ररोह) refers to “taking root (in various bodies)”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.5cd-6, while describing the purification process of the initiand]—“Conceived means taking root in (antar-praroha) various bodies, janana is to be born out of that, adhikāra is the success of those who have grown to maturity and are suitable to experience bhoga. He’s qualified to achieve karma, i.e., he can acquire its ability to bring about enjoyment matured by the great power of the mantras. It takes the form of being ready to perform results. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praroha (प्ररोह).—

1) Sprouting, shooting or growing up, gremination; as in यवाङ्कुरप्ररोहः (yavāṅkuraprarohaḥ).

2) A bud, sprout, shoot (fig. also); प्लक्षप्ररोह इव सौधतलं बिभेद (plakṣapraroha iva saudhatalaṃ bibheda) R.8.93; प्लक्षान् प्ररोह- जटिलानिव मन्त्रिवृद्धान् (plakṣān praroha- jaṭilāniva mantrivṛddhān) 13.71; Kumārasambhava 5.6;7.17; Uttararāmacarita 5.3.

3) A scion, offspring; हा राधेयकुलप्ररोह (hā rādheyakulapraroha) Ve.4; Mv.6.25; नन्दवंशप्ररोहः (nandavaṃśaprarohaḥ) Mu.1.11.

4) A shoot of light; कुर्वन्ति सामन्तशिखामणीनां प्रभाप्ररोहास्तमयं रजांसि (kurvanti sāmantaśikhāmaṇīnāṃ prabhāprarohāstamayaṃ rajāṃsi) R.6.33.

5) A new leaf or branch, twig, spray.

6) An excrescence.

Derivable forms: prarohaḥ (प्ररोहः).

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Prāroha (प्रारोह).—A shoot, sprout, new leaf; see प्ररोह (praroha). -a. Accustomed to rise or ascend.

Derivable forms: prārohaḥ (प्रारोहः).

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

Praroha (प्ररोह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. A bud, a shoot. 2. A shoot of light. E. pra before, ruh to grow, aff. ghañ .

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

Praroha (प्ररोह).—i. e. pra-ruh + a, m. A shoot, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 157; a branch, [Pañcatantra] 259, 1.

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

Praroha (प्ररोह).—[masculine] ṇa [neuter] growing or shooting forth (lit. & [figuratively]); sprout, shoot, twig.

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Prāroha (प्रारोह).—[masculine] shoot, sprout.

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

1) Praroha (प्ररोह):—[=pra-roha] [from pra-ruh] m. germinating, sprouting, growing or shooting forth ([literally] and [figuratively]; cf. dṛḍhap), [Kumāra-sambhava; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a bud, shoot, sprout, sprig, [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature; Suśruta] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] an excrescence, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] a new leaf or branch, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] ([figuratively]) a shoot = ray (of light; See prabhā-p), [Kumāra-sambhava; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) Prāroha (प्रारोह):—[=prā-roha] [from prā] a m. a shoot, sprout (= pra-r), [Catalogue(s)]

7) [v.s. ...] mf(ī)n. accustomed to rise or ascend [gana] chattrādi.

8) [=prā-roha] [from prā-ruh] b See prā-r under 3. prā, p.702.

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

Praroha (प्ररोह):—[pra-roha] (haḥ) 1. m. A bud, a shoot.

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

Praroha (प्ररोह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paroha.

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Praroha in German

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prarōha (ಪ್ರರೋಹ):—

1) [noun] a germinating; a sprouting.

2) [noun] a young growth from a seed; growth (of a plant) that is in the very initial stage of development.

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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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