Prasadaka, Prasādaka: 10 definitions


Prasadaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Prasādaka (प्रसादक) refers to “gladdening” (for the world’s sake), according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ abundant omniscient knowledge, gladdening for the world’s sake (jagadartha-prasādaka), Come forth like a wish fulfilling gem, Śrī Saṃvara, I give homage”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Prasādaka.—cf. Pali and Prakrit pasādaka (EI 20), one who converts some one to the Buddhist faith. Note: prasādaka 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasādaka (प्रसादक).—a. (-dikā f.)

1) Purifying, clearing, making pellucid; फलं कतकवृक्षस्य यद्यप्यम्बुप्रसादकम् (phalaṃ katakavṛkṣasya yadyapyambuprasādakam) Manusmṛti 6.67.

2) Soothing, calming.

3) Gladdening, cheering.

4) Courting favour, propitiating.

See also (synonyms): prasādin.

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

Prāsādaka (प्रासादक).—(= Sanskrit °da), palace, terrace: -daśa-°ka-maṇi- Gaṇḍavyūha 100.24 (prose).

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

Prasādaka (प्रसादक).—f.

(-dikā) Adj. 1. Purifying, making pellucid. 2. Gladdening, cheering. 3. Courting favour.

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

Prasādaka (प्रसादक).—i. e. pra-sad, [Causal.], + aka, adj. 1. Making clear, purifying, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 67. 2. Exhilarating [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 55, 36.

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

Prasādaka (प्रसादक).—[adjective] clearing, soothing, propitiating, gladdening, comforting.

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

1) Prasādaka (प्रसादक):—[=pra-sādaka] [from pra-sāda > pra-sad] mfn. clearing, rendering clear or pellucid, [Manu-smṛti]

2) [v.s. ...] gladdening, exhilarating, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] propitiating, wishing to win any one’s favour, [ib.] (cf. su-p).

[Sanskrit to German]

Prasadaka 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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