Prarthaniya, Prārthanīya: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Prarthniy.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय) refers to “(that which is) desirable”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “If it is exceedingly desired to avoid descending into hell or solely to obtain the great power of the lord of the 30 gods, if the ultimate aim of a man is desirable (prārthanīya), then, pray, what else is to be spoken of? You must perform the doctrine. [Thus ends the reflection on] the doctrine”.

Synonyms: Vāñchaka, Āśaṃsin, Iṣṭa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय).—a S (Proper or suitable) to be begged, besought, petitioned for &c.: also (proper) to be prayed for.

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

Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय).—pot. p.

1) To be prayed for or solicited.

2) To be wished or desired.

-yam The third or Dvāpara age.

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

Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To be asked or begged. n.

(-yaṃ) The third or Dwapar age of the world. E. pra before, artha to ask, anīyar aff.

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

Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय).—[adjective] to be asked or desired.

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

1) Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय):—[from prārtha > prārth] mfn. to be desired or wished for, desirable, [Mahābhārata; Śaṃkarācārya; Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] to be asked or begged, [Kādambarī]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the third or Dvāpara age of the world, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय):—(yaṃ) 1. n. Third or Dwāpar age. a. Askable, begged for.

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Prarthaniya 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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Hindi dictionary

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

Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय) [Also spelled prarthniy]:—(a) worth making a request/prayer for, worth petitioning/soliciting for.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prarthaniya in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Prārthanīya (प्रार्थनीय):—adj. to be earnestly requested; to be prayed for; to be wished or desired;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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