Prasarani, Prasāraṇī, Prasaraṇi, Prasaraṇī: 4 definitions

Introduction

Prasarani 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style

Prasāraṇī (प्रसारणी, “spreading”).—Illustration of Prasāraṇī-śruti according to 15th century art:—The colour of her body is golden. She holds a vīṇā with both hands. The colour of her bodice is blue and the scarf is rosy with a white design, its both borders being green. The colour of the lower garment is rosy with a red design.

The illustrations (of, for example Prasāraṇī) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasaraṇi (प्रसरणि) or Prasaraṇī (प्रसरणी).—f. Surrounding an enemy.

Derivable forms: prasaraṇiḥ (प्रसरणिः).

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

Prasaraṇi (प्रसरणि).—f. (-ṇiḥ or -ṇī) Surrounding an enemy. E. pra before, sṛ to go, aff. ani, and ṅīp optionally added.

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

1) Prasaraṇi (प्रसरणि):—[=pra-saraṇi] [from pra-sara > pra-sṛ] (or ṇī) f. surrounding an enemy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Prasāraṇī (प्रसारणी):—[=pra-sāraṇī] [from pra-sāraṇa > pra-sara > pra-sṛ] f. = saraṇi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Paederia Foetida, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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