Pratahsnana, Prātaḥsnāna: 8 definitions


Pratahsnana 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

Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)

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Source: Shiva Purana - (Ganesha)

Prātaḥsnāna (प्रातःस्नान) refers to “early morning ablution”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.18 (“Gaṇeśa crowned as the chief of Gaṇas”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Gaṇeśa: “[...] At the bidding of us both the Vrata shall be performed till the fourth day at the end of a year. Let those who yearn for unequalled happiness in the world worship you devoutly in various ways on the fourth day in accordance with the rules. On the fourth day of Lakṣmī in the month of Mārgaśīrṣa he shall perform early morning ablution (prātaḥsnāna) and entrust the Vrata to the brahmins. [...]”.

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Ganapatya (गाणपत्य, gāṇapatya) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Ganesha is revered and worshipped as the prime deity (ishta-devata). Being a minor though influential movement, Ganapatya evovled, llike Shaktism and Shaivism, as a separate movement leaving behind a large body of literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratahsnana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prātaḥsnāna (प्रातःस्नान).—n (S) The morning ablutions of Brahmans.

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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

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

Prātaḥsnāna (प्रातःस्नान).—n.

(-naṃ) Morning ablution, bathing at sun-rise. E. prāvar and lāna bathing.

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

Prātaḥsnāna (प्रातःस्नान):—[=prātaḥ-snāna] [from prātaḥ > prātar] n. m° ablution, [Purāṇa]

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

Prātaḥsnāna (प्रातःस्नान):—[prātaḥ-snāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Early bathing.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pratahsnana 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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratahsnana in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Prātaḥsnāna (प्रातःस्नान):—n. morning ablution;

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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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