Prasabha: 9 definitions


Prasabha 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Prasabha (प्रसभ) refers to “force”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with the Gods: “[...] Within a moment Viṣṇu got up but by that time Vīrabhadra came near the demon and dexterously raised his trident. The powerful Vīrabhadra hit him with all his force (prasabha). Hit by the trident he fell on the ground. Though he fell down, Tāraka of mighty splendour got up again. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasabha (प्रसभ).—Force, violence, impetuosity; प्रसभोद्धृतारिः (prasabhoddhṛtāriḥ) R.2.3.

-bham ind. [see under prasabham].

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prasabha (प्रसभ).—name of a yakṣa. Mahā-Māyūrī 55.

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

Prasabha (प्रसभ).—n.

(-bhaṃ) Violently, forcibly. 2. Much, exceedingly. E. pra gone, passed, sabhā an assembly.

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

Prasabha (प्रसभ).—(°—) & prasabham [adverb] forcibly, violently.

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

1) Prasabha (प्रसभ):—[=pra-sabha] n. ([probably] [from] √sabh = sah) Name of a variety of the Triṣṭubh metre, [Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] [in the beginning of a compound] = (am ind.) forcibly, violently, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (cf. pra-sahya)

3) [v.s. ...] exceedingly, very much, [Ṛtusaṃhāra; Śiśupāla-vadha]

4) [v.s. ...] importunately, [Bhagavad-gītā]

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

Prasabha (प्रसभ):—[pra-sabha] (bhaṃ) 1. n. Violence.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prasabha 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

Prasabha (ಪ್ರಸಭ):—[noun] forcible persistence.

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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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