Prasadhaka, Prasādhaka: 11 definitions


Prasadhaka 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Prasadhaka in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक) refers to “decorators”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Mercury also presides over painters, grammarians, mathematicians, [+ prasādhaka ?] physicians, sculptors, spies, jugglers, infants, poets, rogues, tale-bearers, black-magicians, messengers, eunuchs, buffoons, sorcerers and conjurers; over sentinels, dancers and dancing masters; over ghee, gingelly and other oils; over seeds, over bitter flavour, over observers of religious ceremonies, over chemists and mules”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Prasadhaka in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक) refers to “correctly practising”, according to the Parājapavidhi verse 29.—Accordingly: “Every day the Sādhaka should repeat the mantras as [many times as] he is able, drawing upwards the descending breath, correctly practising (prasādhaka) the Śāmbhavī [Mudrā]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prasadhaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक).—a. (-dhikā f.)

1) Accomplishing, or perfecting.

2) Purifying, cleansing.

3) Decorating, ornamenting.

-kaḥ A valet-de-chambre, an attendant who dresses his master; प्रसाधका भोजकाश्च गात्रसंवाहका अपि (prasādhakā bhojakāśca gātrasaṃvāhakā api) Kām.; आकल्पसाधनैस्तैस्तैरुपसेधुः प्रसाधकाः (ākalpasādhanaistaistairupasedhuḥ prasādhakāḥ) R.17.22.

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

Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Who or what accomplishes or perfects. 2. Who or what cleanses or purifies. 3. A valet-de-chamber. f.

(-kā) 1. Wild-rice. 2. A dresser, a female attendant, one who decorates or adorns. E. pra before, sādh to accomplish, aff. ṇvula.

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

Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक).—[feminine] dhikā dressing, adorning; man-or maid-servant.

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

1) Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक):—[=pra-sādhaka] [from pra-sādh] mf(ikā)n. (ifc.) adorning, beautifying, [Vāsavadattā; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] accomplishing, perfecting, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] cleansing, purifying, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. an attendant who dresses his master, valet de chambre, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Raghuvaṃśa]

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

Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक):—[pra-sādhaka] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Perfecting. f. () Wild rice; a dressing woman.

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

Prasādhaka (प्रसाधक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pasāhaga.

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Prasadhaka 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

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

Prasādhaka (ಪ್ರಸಾಧಕ):—

1) [adjective] cleaning; purifying.

2) [adjective] adding charm, beauty; adoring; decorating.

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Prasādhaka (ಪ್ರಸಾಧಕ):—[noun] he who decorates, trims, adorns makes up another or others (as with required costume, wig, cosmetics, etc.).

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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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