Pratipanna: 15 definitions


Pratipanna means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 1

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न) refers to “followers” or “believers”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न) refers to “those who are devoted (to someone)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(A true practitioner) is a hero (vīra) who exerts himself and is courageous. [...] He is always content and is loved by the Yoginīs. He is free of attachment, aversion and ego. He is loved by his (spiritual) clan. He is wise and he observes the Rules. He is the joy of those who are devoted to him [i.e., pratipanna-jana-ānanda] and always does what he promises to do. He who has these characteristics is an accomplished soul (siddha) (already) in his previous life. Otherwise he is not a Siddha and his tradition is not Kaula”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न) refers to “(being) understood”, according to Cakradhara’s Granthibhaṅga, vol. I, 17.—Accordingly, “Through the method of tarka, something is demonstrated for the opponent exactly as it was understood (pratipanna) by oneself at the time of an inference for oneself, because a debate is a discourse of [people] who are free of bias”

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न) refers to “those who are following (a particular way)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, having praised the Lord with these verses, addressed himself to the Lord: ‘[...] The Lord, having awakened through his own power (svayaṃbhū), entered into the state of perfect awakening by him self (svayam) to the total reality without a teacher. The Lord is the leader, and teaches the right way to those on bad ways (kumārga-pratipanna) without any leader (anāyaka). [...]’”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pratipanna.—‘decided’; cf. pratipad. Note: pratipanna 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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न).—p. p.

1) Gained, obtained.

2) Done, performed, effected, accomplished.

3) Undertaken, commenced.

4) Promised, engaged.

5) Agreed to, assented to; admitted; acknowledged.

6) Known, learnt, understood.

7) Answered, replied.

8) Proved, demonstrated; प्रमदाः पतिवर्त्मगा इति प्रतिपन्नं हि विचेतनैरपि (pramadāḥ pativartmagā iti pratipannaṃ hi vicetanairapi) Kumārasambhava 4.33.

9) Approached, reached.

1) Conquered, overcome.

11) Conversant with, proficient in.

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

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न).—ppp. (to °padyati; Pali paṭipanna simi-larly used), practised (sc. in religiously proper behavior): impersonally (passive), (sārthavāhenāpi) kiṃcit pūrvaṃ pratipannaṃ Mahāvastu iii.354.4, the merchant, for his part, had to some extent engaged in previous practice (of a religious course); so Senart in 19 (vāṇijakehi) pūrvaṃ (read pūrveṇa, mss. pūrvāṇa) pratipannaṃ, but mss. pratipannās, n. pl., as if with active meaning, having practised; compare Pali Vv.34 verse 23 cattāro ca paṭipannā (commentary 154.31 paṭipajjamānā, maggaṭṭhā ti attho) cattāro ca phale ṭhitā; also, as in Pali, behaving, acting (for the purpose of, dat.), ātmahitāya pratipanno…parahitāya etc. Bodhisattvabhūmi 4.3.

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

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) 1. Known, understood, ascertained, determined. 2. Promised, engaged, assented to, accepted. 3. Overcome, conquered, subdued. 4. Obtained, gained. 5. Done, effected, accomplished. 6. Undertaken. 7. Replied. 8. Acknowledged, admitted. 9. Proved, demonstrated. E. prati again, and pad to go, aff. kta .

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

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न).—[adjective] approached, arrived, (having) got to or met with; begun, acted, done; undertaken, performed; learnt, understood, promised, consented to.

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

1) Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न):—[=prati-panna] [from prati-pad] mfn. come up or resorted to, got into ([accusative]), approached, arrived, [Mahābhārata; Kālidāsa]

2) [v.s. ...] met with, obtained, found, gained, won, [Kādambarī]

3) [v.s. ...] overcome, conquered, subdued, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] undertaken, begun, done, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] ascertained, known, understood, [Kumāra-sambhava]

6) [v.s. ...] familiar with ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] convinced, sure of anything, [Śaṃkarācārya]

8) [v.s. ...] one who has consented or agreed to or promised, [Kathāsaritsāgara] (also -vat), [Pañcatantra]

9) [v.s. ...] agreed upon, promised, consented to, to, [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra] (-tva, [Śukasaptati])

10) [v.s. ...] avowed, acknowledged (as a brother), admitted (as a debt), [Yājñavalkya; Pañcatantra]

11) [v.s. ...] answered, replied, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

12) [v.s. ...] offered, given, presented to ([locative case]), [Āpastamba]

13) [v.s. ...] acting or behaving towards ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

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

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न):—[prati-panna] (nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) p. Known; promised; overcome; obtained; effected; undertaken; replied.

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

Pratipanna (प्रतिपन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍivajjiya, Paḍivaṇṇa.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratipanna (ಪ್ರತಿಪನ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] approached; that has come near.

2) [adjective] obtained; got; received.

3) [adjective] done; completed; acoomplished.

4) [adjective] accepted; recognished as right, correct.

5) [adjective] known; understood.

6) [adjective] commenced; undertaken; begun.

7) [adjective] won; victorious; triumphant.

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Pratipanna (ಪ್ರತಿಪನ್ನ):—

1) [noun] that which is accepted or acceptable.

2) [noun] all that has been perceived or grasped by the mind; learning; enlightenment; knowledge.

3) [noun] that which is won.

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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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