Prasadika, Prāsādika: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Prāsādika (प्रासादिक, “amiable”) is a Sanskrit word referring to “songs to indicate pleasing”. It is one of the five kinds of dhruvā (a type of song 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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

prasādika (प्रसादिक).—& prasādīka a Popular and poetical corruptions of prāsādika.

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prāsādika (प्रासादिक).—a (S) Given by way of blessing by an idol or a saint--a fruit, a flower &c. 2 Honored or favored by Heaven; blessed; blessing mankind;--used of a popular book, a successful physician, teacher &c., of a prosperous worker in general.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prāsādika (प्रासादिक).—a Given by way of blessing. Honoured or favoured by Heaven.

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

Prāsādika (प्रासादिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Given as a favour.

2) Kind, friendly, amiable; अहो प्रासादिकं रूपम् (aho prāsādikaṃ rūpam) Uttararāmacarita 6.2.

3) Beautiful, lovely.

-kā A chamber on the top of a palace.

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

Prasādika (प्रसादिक).—(1) adj. = prāsādika (1), q.v.: so mss. at Mahāvastu i.3.4, applied to a past Buddha; Senart em. prā°; (2) v.l. for prāsādika (2), q.v.

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Prāsādika (प्रासादिक).—(1) (see also a-prā°), adj., f. °kā, once at least pras° in mss. (= Pali pās°), gracious, attractive, fair, usually but not always applied to persons: Mahāvyutpatti [Page394-a+ 71] 5216 = Tibetan mdzes pa, fair, handsome; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 425.13; 441.14; Lalitavistara 26.10; 63.4; 107.1; 191.16; 240.2, 3; 278.13; 424.7 (samanta-prā°, of the Buddha); 432.21; Mahāvastu i.3.4 (mss. pra°); ii.212.8; 447.3; iii.27.3 (common in Mahāvastu); Divyāvadāna 74.23; 99.18; Samādhirājasūtra 8.12 etc.; Kāraṇḍavvūha 42.5; 45.11; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 39.17; 80.15; 175.5, etc.; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 37.5; Gaṇḍavyūha 203.6; °kā, f., Mahāvastu i.196.20; 199.1; 232.14; ii.9.1; Avadāna-śataka i.8.9; like prasādanīya, q.v., with which it may be closely associated, of trees, Mahāvastu ii.123.17; iii.302.1; 401.21; also like the same, in kāya-prā° citta-prā° (or in inverse order) Divyāvadāna 82.13—14; 132.27; of actions (karma), °ka-saṃvartanīyaṃ Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 30.8; adv. °kaṃ, of the sounds of an (auspicious) earthquake (like prasādanīya), Mahāvastu i.207.1; iii.341.8; °ka-taro Mahāvastu ii.446.9, with superlative force (§ 22.40), fairest; °ka-tva, abstract, Bodhisattvabhūmi 28.21; (2) m. (compare Sanskrit prasātikā and Lex. °dhikā, a kind of rice; Pali pasādiyā, Jātaka (Pali) vi.530.14, commentary = the kind of rice called saṃsādiyā when it has fallen on the ground, misunderstood [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]; Sanskrit prāśātika, ApŚ 4.3.8, legume according to [Boehtlingk]), some edible plant, vegetable or grain, in lists of such: Mahāvastu ii.210.10 (v.l. prāśālika); °ko (v.l. prādiko) 211.14; °ka- (v.l. prasā°) iii.362.13; in Mahāvastu ii.60.22 (verse) text prasātikā (n. pl., perhaps = Sanskrit, above), v.l. prasādita (intending °kā = prās°?).

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

1) Prāsādika (प्रासादिक):—[from prāsāda] mf(ā)n. ([from] pra-sāda) kind, amiable, [Lalita-vistara]

2) [v.s. ...] given by way of blessing or as a favour, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] ([from] prā-sāda) pleasant, beautiful, [ib.; Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

4) Prāsādikā (प्रासादिका):—[from prāsādika > prāsāda] f. a chamber on the top of a palace, [Harṣacarita]

[Sanskrit to German]

Prasadika 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»] — Prasadika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prāsādika (ಪ್ರಾಸಾದಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] blessing; favouring; inclined to bless or favour.

2) [adjective] given by way of blessing or as a favour.

3) [adjective] attractive; charming; beautiful.

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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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