Prashta, Praṣṭā, Prāsta, Prasṭa: 11 definitions


Prashta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Praṣṭā can be transliterated into English as Prasta or Prashta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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

Prasta (प्रस्त) refers to one of the four kinds of “costume and make up” (in Indian Dramas) which are included under Āhāryābhinaya: 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 Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa says that Prasta denotes the making of artificial masks of gods, demons, demi-gods, different animals and birds etc. by clay, wood, cloth, leather and iron. In the Nāṭyaśāstra, the word pusta is used instead of prasta.

Natyashastra book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

praṣṭā (प्रष्टा).—a S That asks, questions, inquires.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāsta (प्रास्त).—p. p.

1) Thrown, darted, hurled, cast, discharged.

2) Expelled, turned out.

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

Prāsta (प्रास्त).—mfn.

(-staḥ-stā-staṃ) 1. Thrown, thrown of or away. 2. Thrown into. 3. Expelled, turned out, banished. E. pra before, as to throw, kta aff.

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

1) Prāṣṭa (प्राष्ट):—[from prāś] a mfn. arrived at, gained (= prāpta), [Nirukta, by Yāska] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

2) b See above under 1. prāś.

3) Prāsta (प्रास्त):—[from prāsa > prās] mfn. thrown away or off, cast, hurled, discharged, [Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti]

4) [v.s. ...] expelled, turned out, banished, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Prāsta (प्रास्त):—[(staḥ-stā-staṃ) p.] Thrown, cast.

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

Praṣṭa (प्रष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paṭṭha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prashta 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prasta (ಪ್ರಸ್ತ):—

1) [noun] an opportunity or favourable time.

2) [noun] an auspicious deed or occasion.

3) [noun] the first sexual union of a husband and wife.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Prasṭa (प्रस्ट):—n. 1. clear; limpid; 2. distinct; lucid;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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