Prasiddhi: 9 definitions


Prasiddhi 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Prasiddhi (प्रसिद्धि, “progress to success”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: Natya Shastra

Prasiddhi (प्रसिद्धि, “celebrity”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of prasiddhi: That which is expressed with excellent words mentioning many well-known exploits, gives rise to Celebrity (prasiddhi).

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context information

Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prasiddhi (प्रसिद्धि).—f (S) Notoriety, publicity, celebrity. 2 Currency, prevalence, general adoption.

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

prasiddhi (प्रसिद्धि).—f Notoriety, celebrity. Currency.

context information

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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasiddhi (प्रसिद्धि).—f.

1) Fame, celebrity, publicity, renown.

2) Success, accomplishment, fulfilment; आधिद्विषामा तपसां प्रसिद्धेः (ādhidviṣāmā tapasāṃ prasiddheḥ) Ki.3.39; Ms.4.3; Bhāg.11.3.3.

3) Ornament, decoration.

Derivable forms: prasiddhiḥ (प्रसिद्धिः).

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

Prasiddhi (प्रसिद्धि).—f.

(-ddhiḥ) 1. Fame, celebrity, notoriety. 2. Ornament, decoration. 3. That which is notorious or known. 4. Success, accomplishment. E. pra before, sidh to go, aff. ktin .

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

Prasiddhi (प्रसिद्धि).—i. e. pra-sidh + ti, f. 1. Accomplishment, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 3. 2. Ornament. 3. Fame. 4. Notoriety. 5. Name. [Hitopadeśa] 83, 8.

context information

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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