Prasarita, Prasārita: 14 definitions


Prasarita 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.

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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Prasarita in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Prasārita (प्रसारित) is a Sanskrit word referring to “spread”. It is used in Yoga.

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Prasārita (प्रसारित, “extended”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the sides (pārśva), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 10. The sides are one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used to perform certain gestures (āṅgika). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

2) Prasārita (प्रसारित) also refers to a type of lying-down posture (śayana); it is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12.

Source: Natya Shastra

1) Prasārita (प्रसारित, “stretched”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the sides (pārśva);—(Instructions): The stretching of the sides in their (respective) directions. (Uses): In joy and the like.

2) Prasārita (प्रसारित).—A type of lying-down posture (śayana).—Instructions: Lying down with one arm as the pillow and the knees stretched, is called the Prasārita posture. It is to be used to represent one enjoying a sleep of happiness.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

1) Prasārita (प्रसारित, “expanded”) refers to one of the “five kinds of side-movements” (in Sanskrit Dramas), as conveyed through Āṅgikābhinaya: one of the four divisions of Abhinaya or “ways to convey or represent one’s emotion to others”, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The āṅgikābhinaya includes the histrionic representation of the limbs which is simply known as physical gestures. There are five kinds of side movements accepted in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa. The prasārita movement shows triumph, happiness and joy. The term prasārita means expanded.

2) Prasārita (प्रसारित) also refers to one of the nine kinds of śayyāsthāna or “lying down postures”.—In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, nine kinds of upaveśana i.e., sitting postures are accepted for Drama. Some particular postures are recommended in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa as śayyāsthāna, which are adopted by the actors at time of lying down in a Drama. The prasārita and udvāhita posture are almost similar as in both position one hand is used as pillow and the person is sleeping at ease. Lord Viṣṇu is seen to be in this position at the time of resting on the bed of anantanāga.

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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Prasārita (प्रसारित) or Prasāritahasta refers to “spreading out and stretching” and represents one of the four Elirkai gestures, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Accordingly, pratimā-lakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons) is comprised of hand gestures (hasta, mudrā or kai-amaiti), stances/poses (āsanas) and inflexions of the body (bhaṅgas). There are thirty-two types of hands [viz., prasārita-hasta] classified into two major groups known as tolirkai (functional and expressive gestures) and elirkai (graceful posture of the hand).

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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

Prasārita (प्रसारित) means “spread” (before one’s eyes), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] On all the above subjects, works of learned men exist. The predictions of one to whom the truths of the science appear as if spread before his eyes [i.e., prasārita], written on his mind and planted in his breast will never fail. A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

prasārita (प्रसारित).—p S Spread, diffused, scattered. 2 Expelled or ejected--a demon.

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

Prasārita (प्रसारित).—p. p.

1) Expanded, spread, diffused, extended.

2) Stretched out (as hands.).

3) Exhibited, laid out, exposed (for sale).

4) Published, promulgated.

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

Prasārita (प्रसारित).—(nt.; in Sanskrit as ppp.-adj. to prasārayati, extended, stretched out; so also in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]), extension, stretching out, = Sanskrit (and [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]) prasāraṇa; especially of the arms; citations see s.v. saṃmiñjita, with which in this meaning it is associated.

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

Prasārita (प्रसारित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Stretched, expanded, extended. 2. Laidont. E. pra before, sṛ to go, causal v., kta aff.

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

1) Prasārita (प्रसारित):—[=pra-sārita] [from pra-sara > pra-sṛ] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) held forth, stretched out, expanded, spread, diffused, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] laid out, exhibited, exposed (for sale), [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] published, promulgated, [Varāha-mihira; Śaṃkarācārya]

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

Prasārita (प्रसारित):—[pra-sārita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Stretched out.

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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

[«previous next»] — Prasarita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prasārita (प्रसारित) [Also spelled prasarit]:—(a) broadcast; expanded; extended; propagated.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Prasārita (ಪ್ರಸಾರಿತ):—

1) [adjective] spread, diffused or extended widely.

2) [adjective] (something folded) unfolded; spread out.

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Prasārita (ಪ್ರಸಾರಿತ):—[noun] (dance.) a reclining posture in which body is turned to one side, legs are streched, one hand is folded and kept as a pillow.

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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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