Pratastana, aka: Prātastana; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Prātastana (प्रातस्तन).—When the sun passes three muhūrtas commencing with the lekha, that time is the fifth part of the day;1 the first six nālikas.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 170.
  • 2) Ib. 56. 46.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratastana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

Prātastana (प्रातस्तन).—a. (- f.) Relating to the morning; matutinal.

-nam early morning.

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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