Pratikramana, Pratikramaṇa: 11 definitions


Pratikramana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Pratikramana in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Pratikramaṇa (प्रतिक्रमण, “repentance”) represents one of the seven types of prāyaścitta (‘expiation’). Prāyaścitta means ‘purification’ of from the flaws or transmigressions.

Pratikramaṇa is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Pratikramaṇa (प्रतिक्रमण).—What is meant by repentance-expiation (pratikramaṇa-prāyaścitta)? To express in words (speech) the feelings /wish of renunciation of the transmigressions /errors i.e. ‘my deeds be condoned’, is called repentance-expiation.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra

Pratikramaṇa (प्रतिक्रमण) refers to one of the fourteen limbs of the external-corpus (aṅga-bāhya). The Aṅgabāhya refers to one of the two types of scriptural knowledge (śruta), which refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna). according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.20, “scriptural knowledge (śruta) preceded by sensory knowledge (mati) is of two, or of twelve or of many kinds (e.g., pratikramaṇa)”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pratikramaṇa.—(LP), morning and evening prayers. Note: pratikramaṇa 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pratikramaṇa (प्रतिक्रमण).—Ved.

1) Stepping towards.

2) (With Buddhists) A confession.

Derivable forms: pratikramaṇam (प्रतिक्रमणम्).

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

Pratikramaṇa (प्रतिक्रमण).—[neuter] stepping towards.

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

1) Pratikramaṇa (प्रतिक्रमण):—[=prati-kramaṇa] [from prati-kram] n. stepping to and fro, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] going to confession, [Kalpa-sūtra]

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

Pratikramaṇa (प्रतिक्रमण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍikkamaṇa, Paḍikkāmaṇā.

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Pratikramana 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»] — Pratikramana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratikramaṇa (ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಮಣ):—

1) [noun] a going forward or onward; progression.

2) [noun] (jain. & buddh.) the confessing of sins to a priest (by a monk or mendicant).

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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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