Pratijalpa: 6 definitions


Pratijalpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Jaiva-dharma

Pratijalpa (प्रतिजल्प) refers to “showing respect towards a messenger” and represents one of the ten kinds of Citrajalpa or “discourses that occur when one meets a friend of one’s beloved”, according to a discussion between Vijaya Kumāra and Śrī Gopāla Guru Gosvāmī.—There are ten limbs of citrajalpa, [e.g., pratijalpa]. They are full of intense longing, and they arise from bhāvas such as jealousy, envy, restlessness, pride, and eagerness. Pratijalpa means showing respect towards a messenger sent by Kṛṣṇa, and saying, “Kṛṣṇa is a knave and a dacoit when He is seeking amorous love, so it is inappropriate to meet with Him, because He is with other charming ladies at the moment.”

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pratijalpa (प्रतिजल्प).—An answer, reply.

Derivable forms: pratijalpaḥ (प्रतिजल्पः).

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

Pratijalpa (प्रतिजल्प).—m.

(-lpaḥ) A reply, an answer.

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

Pratijalpa (प्रतिजल्प):—[=prati-jalpa] [from prati-jalp] m. an answer, reply, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, 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 (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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