Pratahsavana, Prātaḥsavana, Pratar-savana: 3 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prātaḥsavana (प्रातःसवन) refers to “morning rituals” and also represents one of the nine deities of the first line of the Tripuṇḍra, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.24, while explaining the importance of holy ashes (bhasma):—“[...] the nine deities of the first line are:—The syllable “A”, Gārhapatya fire (sacrificial fire), Earth, Dharma, the attribute Rajas, Ṛgveda, Kriyāśakti (the power to do), Prātaḥsavana (morning rituals) and Mahādeva. O foremost among sages, this shall be carefully understood by those who are initiated in the cult of Śiva”.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prātaḥsavana (प्रातःसवन).—(prātaḥsavaḥ &c.) the morning libation of Soma.

Derivable forms: prātaḥsavanam (प्रातःसवनम्).

Prātaḥsavana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prātar and savana (सवन). See also (synonyms): prātaḥsava.

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

Prātaḥsavana (प्रातःसवन):—[=prātaḥ-savana] [from prātaḥ > prātar] n. the m° libation of Soma (accompanied with 10 ceremonial observances, viz. the prātar-anuvāka, abhi-ṣava, bahiṣ-pāvamāna-stotra, savanīyāḥ paśavaḥ, dhiṣṇyopasthāna, savanīyāḥ puroḍāsāḥ, dvi-devatya-grahāḥ, dvidevatya-bhakṣa, ṛtu-yājāḥ, ājya or praugaśastra), [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa] etc.

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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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