Prasad, Prashad: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Prasad (प्रसाद): Food or other offerings, considered to be sanctified, after being presented to God. (See also: Naivedhya)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasad (प्रसद्).—1 P.

1) To be pleased, be gracious or propitious (oft. with inf.); तमालपत्रास्तरणासु रन्तुं प्रसीद शश्वन्मलयस्थलीषु (tamālapatrāstaraṇāsu rantuṃ prasīda śaśvanmalayasthalīṣu) R.6.64.

2) To be appeased or soothed, be satisfied; निमित्तमुद्दिश्य हि यः प्रकुप्यति ध्रुवं स तस्यापगमे प्रसीदति (nimittamuddiśya hi yaḥ prakupyati dhruvaṃ sa tasyāpagame prasīdati) Pt.1. 283.

3) To be pure or clear, clear up, brighten up (lit. and fig.); दिशः प्रसेदुर्मरुतो ववुः सुखाः (diśaḥ prasedurmaruto vavuḥ sukhāḥ) R.3.14; Ki. 16.35; प्रससादोदयादम्भः कुम्भयोनेर्महौजसः (prasasādodayādambhaḥ kumbhayonermahaujasaḥ) 4.21.

4) To bear fruit, succeed, be successful; क्रिया हि वस्तूपहिता प्रसीदति (kriyā hi vastūpahitā prasīdati) R.3.29. -Caus.

1) To propitiate, secure the favour of, pray, beseech; तस्मात् प्रणम्य प्रणिधाय कायं प्रसादये त्वामहमीश- मीड्यम् (tasmāt praṇamya praṇidhāya kāyaṃ prasādaye tvāmahamīśa- mīḍyam) Bg.11.44; R.1.88; Y.3.283.

2) To beg pardon, pray for grace.

3) To purify, make clear or pure; चेतः प्रसादयति (cetaḥ prasādayati) Bh.2.23.

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

1) Praśad (प्रशद्):—[=pra-√śad] only [Causal] -śātayati, to cause to fall down, break off, pluck, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

2) Prasad (प्रसद्):—[=pra-√sad] [Parasmaipada] -sīdati ([Epic] also [Ātmanepada] te), to fall into the power of ([accusative]), [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa];

2) —to settle down, grow clear and bright, become placid or tranquil (as the sea or sky, met. applied to the mind), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

2) —to become clear or distinct, [Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra];

2) —to become satisfied or pleased or glad, be gracious or kind (with [genitive case] ‘to favour’; with [infinitive mood] ‘to deign to’; [imperative] often ‘be so gracious, please’), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

2) —to be successful (as an action), [Raghuvaṃśa] :—[Causal] -sādayati (mc. also te; [Passive voice] -sādyate),

2) —to make clear, purify, [Kāvyādarśa; Kathāsaritsāgara];

2) —to make serene, gladden (the heart), [Bhartṛhari];

2) —to render calm, soothe, appease, propitiate, ask a person ([accusative])

2) —to or for ([infinitive mood] [dative case] [locative case], arthe with [genitive case], or artham ifc.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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