Prastava, aka: Prastāva; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Prastava in Purana glossaries]

Prastāva (प्रस्ताव).—A son of Udgītha, married Niyutsā, and father of Vibhu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 6.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Prastava in Marathi glossaries]

prastāva (प्रस्ताव).—m S Occupation of a topic or subject; the being under narration, description, disquisition, discussion. Hence, freely, Occasion or season. v cāla, hō, asa g. of s. Ex. brahmajñānācā pra0 cālata asatāṃ viṣayakathā śōbhata nāhīṃ. Ex. of poetry. ēka mhaṇatī pāhā hō || sācaca svapnīñcā prastāvō ||.

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prastāvā (प्रस्तावा) [or प्रस्ताव, prastāva].—m (paścāttāpa S through H) Regret or repentance; sorrow or vexation at something done.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prastāva (प्रस्ताव).—m Occupation of a subject. Occa- sion or season.

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

[Prastava in Sanskrit glossaries]

Prastava (प्रस्तव).—

1) A song or hymn of praise.

2) A fit time or opportunity; see प्रस्ताव (prastāva).

Derivable forms: prastavaḥ (प्रस्तवः).

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Prastāva (प्रस्ताव).—

1) Beginning, commencement.

2) An introduction.

3) Mention, allusion, reference; नाममात्रप्रस्तावः (nāmamātraprastāvaḥ) Ś.7.

4) An occasion, opportunity, time, season; fit or proper time; त्वराप्रस्तावोयं न खलु परिहासस्य विषयः (tvarāprastāvoyaṃ na khalu parihāsasya viṣayaḥ) Māl.9. 45; शिष्याय बृहतां पत्युः प्रस्तावमदिशद् दृशा (śiṣyāya bṛhatāṃ patyuḥ prastāvamadiśad dṛśā) Śi.2.68.

5) The occasion of a discourse, subject, topic.

6) The prologue of a drama; see प्रस्तावना (prastāvanā) below.

7) The prelude or introductory words of a Sāman; लोकेषु पञ्चविधं सामोपासीत पृथिवी हिंकारोऽग्निः प्रस्तावः° (lokeṣu pañcavidhaṃ sāmopāsīta pṛthivī hiṃkāro'gniḥ prastāvaḥ°) Ch. Up.2.2.1.

8) An introductory praise. (prastāve ind. on a suitable occasion, seasonably.

Derivable forms: prastāvaḥ (प्रस्तावः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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