Pratikami, Prātikāmī: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Prātikāmī (प्रातिकामी).—The charioteer of Duryodhana. It was Prātikāmī who brought Pāñcālī to the court of the Kauravas when the Pāṇḍavas were defeated at the game of dice by the Kauravas. He was killed in the Kurukṣetra battle by the Pāṇḍavas. (Chapter 67, Sabhā Parva; Chapter 33, Śalya Parva).

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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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