Pratikarana, Pratikaraṇa: 3 definitions


Pratikarana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pratikaraṇa.—repairs; cf. khaṇḍa-sphuṭita-pratikaraṇa, same as khaṇḍa-sphuṭita-jīrṇoddhāra (q.v.). (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXV, p. 114, note 2), meeting the expenses. Note: pratikaraṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratikarana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pratikaraṇa (प्रतिकरण).—(nt.; n. act. to Sanskrit pratikaroti), ex- piation; in yathādharma-°ṇa-tā, state or condition of making expiation according to what is right: vyatikrāntena ca °ṇatayā pratyāpattiḥ karaṇīyā Bodhisattvabhūmi 180.21-22; (skhali- tasya) ca °ṇatāyai vīryam 204.10.

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

Pratikaraṇa (प्रतिकरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paḍiyaraṇa.

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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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