Pratigrahaka, Pratigrāhaka: 11 definitions


Pratigrahaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pratigrahaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक) refers to the “receiver (of gifts)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 19).—Accordingly, “Furthermore, the reward (vipāka) attributed to generosity increases in the following cases:—[...] When the giver (dāyaka) and the receiver (pratigrāhaka) are both virtuous. [Note: if these are the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who give out of loving-kindness (maitrīcitta), they are the ‘donors’; but if it is to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas that one is giving, they are the ‘recipients’. [...]”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक) refers to “receiving (the true dharma)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] At that time, sixty koṭis of Bodhisattvas, having stood up from the congregation, joined their palms, paid homage to the Lord, and then uttered these verses in one voice: ‘[...] (227) Just as a mirror would never bring pleasure to those who had their noses and ears sliced off, so, having heard the true accusation, they will reject the true dharma. (228) There will be monks who receive (pratigrāhaka) the true dharma and behave accordingly, but no one will listen to their dharmas. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक).—a S pratigrāhī a S That accepts. 2 That admits, allows, assents to.

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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

[«previous next»] — Pratigrahaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक).—a. One who receives or accepts gifts.

See also (synonyms): pratigrāhin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक).—m., one who took or has taken: Mahāvastu iii.304.7, see § 22.4.

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

Pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक).—i. e. prati -grah + aka, adj. Receiving presents. [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 49, 21.

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

Pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक):—[=prati-grāhaka] [from prati-grah] mfn. one who receives or accepts (See a-pratig).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pratigrāhaka (प्रतिग्राहक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍigāhaga, Paḍiggāhaya.

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Pratigrahaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratigrahaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratigrāhaka (ಪ್ರತಿಗ್ರಾಹಕ):—[noun] a man who receives, accepts (something given, sent or gifted); a receiver.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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