Prasuti, Prasūti: 14 definitions

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Prasuti 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prasūti (प्रसूति) is one of the three daughters of Svāyambhuvamanu and Śatarūpā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] He (Svāyambhuva Manu) begot of her (Śatarūpā) two sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and three daughters Ākūti, Devahūti and Prasūti, all of them very famous. He gave Ākūti in marriage to Ruci and the middle one to Kardama. He gave Prasūti the younger sister of Uttānapāda in marriage to Dakṣa. Their sons and progeny are spread over the world both mobile and immobile. [...] O sage, Kardama begot of Devahūti many daughters. Dakṣa begot twenty-four daughters. [...] Thus according to their own actions and at the bidding of Śiva innumerable famous brahmins were born out of the various living beings”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Prasūti (प्रसूति).—A daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu. Svayaṃbhuva Manu had two sons named Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and three daughters named Ākūti, Devahūti and Prasūti. Ākūti was married to Ruciprajāpati, Devahūti to Kardamaprajāpati and Prasūti to Dakṣaprajāpati. Yajña is the son of Ākūti. Kapila is the son of Devahūti. Prasūti got only a number of daughters. (8th Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Prasūti (प्रसूति).—A daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu, married to Dakṣa: gave birth to sixteen (Twenty four Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa) daughters; was afraid of Vīrabhadra and his party in the sacrificial hall of her husband.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 55-56; IV. 1. 1 and 11, 47-48; 5. 9. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 59; II. 9. 42-7; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 66 and 68; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 18-19, 22-27.

1b) An elephant daughter of the Dignāgas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 354.

1c) A daughter of Vairāja; was given in marriage to Dakṣa; Dakṣa to be conceived as prāṇa and Maru as saṅkalpa; to them were born 24 daughters, all viśvamātaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 17, 22-3; 67. 27-8.

1d) A wife of Vasiṣṭha.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 8.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Prasūti (प्रसूति) is the name of one of the two daughters of Manu-svāyaṃbhuva and Śatarūpā, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] By penance Śatarūpā got Manu as her husband. As a result two sons—Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and two daughters—Ākūti and Prasūti were born. [...] Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa. Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters . Dakṣa gave thirteen daughters Śraddhā and others to Dharma. Khyāti was given to Bhṛgu, Satī to Śiva, Sambhūti to Marīci, Smṛti to Aṅgiras, Prīti to Pulastya, Kṣamā to Pulaha, Saṃtati (Santati) to Kratu, Anasuyā to Atri, Ūrjā to Vasiṣṭha, Svadhā to Pitṛs and Svāhā to Agni.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Prasūti (प्रसूति).—A daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu who was the wife of Dakṣa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Prasūti (प्रसूति) refers to “parturated women”, and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 2) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning prasūti) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

She is the grand daughter of the sage Manu and the wife of Daksha. With him, she had a hundred daughters.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prasūti (प्रसूति).—f (S) pop. prasūta f Bringing forth, parturition. 2 S Birth or production.

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

prasūti (प्रसूति).—f Bringing forth, parturition. Birth.

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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

Prasūti (प्रसूति).—f.

1) Procreation, begetting, generation.

2) Bringing forth, bearing, delivering, giving birth to; ऊर्ध्वं प्रसूतेश्चरितुं यतिष्ये (ūrdhvaṃ prasūteścarituṃ yatiṣye) R.14.66.

3) Calving.

4) Laying eggs; नवप्रसूतिर्वरटा तपस्विनी (navaprasūtirvaraṭā tapasvinī) N.1.135.

5) Birth, production, generation; प्रसूतिं चकमे तस्मिंस्त्रैलोक्यप्रभवोऽपि यत् (prasūtiṃ cakame tasmiṃstrailokyaprabhavo'pi yat) R.1. 53.

6) Appearance, coming forth, growth (of flowers &c.); आरण्यकोपात्तफलप्रसूतिः (āraṇyakopāttaphalaprasūtiḥ) R.5.15.

7) A product, production.

8) Offspring, progeny, issue; R.1.25,77; 2.4;5.7; प्रसूतिभाजः सर्गस्य तावेव पितरौ स्मृतौ (prasūtibhājaḥ sargasya tāveva pitarau smṛtau) Ku.2.7; नूनं प्रसूतिविकलेन मया प्रसिक्तं धौताश्रुशेषमुदकं पितरः पिबन्ति (nūnaṃ prasūtivikalena mayā prasiktaṃ dhautāśruśeṣamudakaṃ pitaraḥ pibanti) Ś.6. 24.

9) A producer, generator, procreator; न केवलानां पयसां प्रसूतिम् (na kevalānāṃ payasāṃ prasūtim) R.2.63.

1) A mother.

11) A cause (kāraṇa); जगत्प्रसूतिः (jagatprasūtiḥ) Ki.4.32.

Derivable forms: prasūtiḥ (प्रसूतिः).

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

Prasūti (प्रसूति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Bringing forth, (as young.) 2. Birth, production. 3. Offspring, children, a son or daughter. 4. A mother. 5. A producer, a procreator. 6. Calving or laying eggs. E. pra before, to bear, aff. ktin or ktic .

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

Prasūti (प्रसूति).—[pra-sū + ti], f. 1. Bringing forth (as young). 2. Birth, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 84 (a-rājanya-prasūti + tas, from one who is not born in the Kṣatriya caste); springing up, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 182, 4. 3. Offspring, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9. 6; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 78, 21; [Pañcatantra] 74, 25.

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

Prasuti (प्रसुति).—[feminine] = [preceding] [neuter]

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Prasūti (प्रसूति).—[feminine] bringing forth, bearing, birth, production, coming forth, growth; [feminine] father or mother, child, offspring, grown fruit; urging, impelling, bidding, permission.

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

1) Prasuti (प्रसुति):—[=pra-suti] [from pra-sava > pra-su] f. a S° sacrifice, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) Prasūti (प्रसूति):—[=pra-sūti] [from pra-sava > pra-sū] a (pra-) f. (for 2. See below) instigation, order, permission, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Kāṭhaka]

3) [=pra-sūti] b f. (for 1. See pra- √1. su) procreation, generation, bringing forth (children or young), laying (eggs), parturition, birth, [Manu-smṛti iv, 84] (-tas), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] coming forth, appearance, growth (of fruit, flowers etc.), [Kālidāsa; Prabodha-candrodaya]

5) [v.s. ...] a production, product (of plants or animals), [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] a procreator, father or mother, [Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira; Raghuvaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] a child, offspring, progeny, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] and e.

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Manu and wife of Dakṣa, [Purāṇa]

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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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