Prasadana, Prasādana, Prāsādana: 15 definitions


Prasadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Prāsādana (प्रासादन, “calming”) refers to one of the five occasions in connexion with songs (dhrūva) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Prasadana in Ayurveda glossary
Source: National Mission for Manuscripts: Traditional Medicine System in India

Prasādana (प्रसादन) refers to “solidifying” and is the action (karma) associated with Sāndra (“dense”): one of the twenty Śārīraguṇa (or Gurvādiguṇa), which refers to the “twenty qualities of the body”—where guṇa (property) represents one of the six divisions of dravya (drugs).—Śārīraka-guṇas are twenty in number. There are ten guṇas with their opposite guṇas. [...] Sāndra (“dense”) has the predominant bhūta (element) of earth, water and the associated actions of “solidifying/prasādana”; while Drava (“liquid”) has the predominant bhūta (element) of water and is associated with the action “liquifying/viloḍana”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Prasādana (प्रसादन) refers to “stability (of mind)”, according to the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (i.e., the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali) 1.34.—Accordingly, while discussing Prāṇāyāma and Samādhi: “Or [stability of mind (citta-prasādana) is attained] through exhalation and retention of the breath”.—[Commentary]—“Exhalation is the emission of the abdominal breath through the nostrils with particular care, and retention is stopping the breath. Through both [of these], one should accomplish stability of mind”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

prasādana (प्रसादन).—n S Pleasing or propitiating.

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

Prasādana (प्रसादन).—a. (- f.)

1) Purifying, clearing, rendering pure or clear.

2) Soothing, calming.

3) Cheering, gladdening.

-naḥ A royal tent.

-nam 1 Clearing from impurities, purifying.

2) Soothing, calming, tranquillizing, composing.

3) Pleasing, gratifying.

4) Propitiating, courting fovour.

-nā, -nī 1 Service, worship.

2) Purifying.

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

Prasādana (प्रसादन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Boiled-rice. 2. Cleaning, freeing from soil or impurities. 3. Pleasing, gratifying. f. (-nī) 1. Cheering, soothing. 2. Purifying, rendering clear. f.

(-nā) 1. Service. 2. Worship. 3. Purifying. m.

(-naḥ) A Royal tent. E. pra before, sad to go, aff. lyuṭ fem. aff. ṭāp .

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

Prasādana (प्रसादन).—i. e. pra-sad, [Causal.], + ana, I. n. 1. Cleaning. 2. Exhilarating, [Indralokāgamana] 2, 31. Ii. f. , Worship.

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

Prasādana (प्रसादन).—[adjective] ([feminine] ī) & [neuter] the same.

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

1) Prasādana (प्रसादन):—[=pra-sādana] [from pra-sāda > pra-sad] mf(ī)n. clearing, rendering clear (cf. ambu-p, toya-p etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] calming, soothing, cheering, [Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a royal tent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Prasādanā (प्रसादना):—[=pra-sādanā] [from pra-sādana > pra-sāda > pra-sad] f. service, worship, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Prasādana (प्रसादन):—[=pra-sādana] [from pra-sāda > pra-sad] n. clearing, rendering clear (netra-p ‘administering soothing remedies to the eyes’), [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] calming. soothing, cheering, gratifying (cf. śruti-p), rendering gracious, propitiating (tvatprasdanāt ‘for the sake of propitiating thee’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] boiled rice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for pra-sādhan, [Harivaṃśa; Mālavikāgnimitra]

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

Prasādana (प्रसादन):—[pra-sādana] (naṃ) 1. n. Boiled rice; cleaning; pleasing. f. () Service.

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

Prasādana (प्रसादन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pasāyaṇa, Pasijjaṇa.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prasādana (प्रसादन):—(nm) cheering up, pleasing; gratification.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prasadana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prasādana (ಪ್ರಸಾದನ):—

1) [noun] the act of cleaning.

2) [noun] a consoling or being consoled; solace; consolation.

3) [noun] the act of pleasing, gratifying or being pleased, gratified.

4) [noun] the act of assistance given to another, in a friendly, gracious or kindly manner; service.

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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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