Pratisancara, Pratisañcara: 2 definitions
Pratisancara 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Pratisanchara.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Pratisañcara (प्रतिसञ्चर) is another name for Pratisarga (“creation or evolution of the Universe”), representing one of the various aspects of the Pañcalakṣaṇa definition of Purāṇas, according to Amarakoṣa: the famous Sanskrit lexicon of the 5th Century A.D.—Accordingly, the Purāṇas are supposed to contain theories about [viz., pratisarga (recreation of the universe after its periodic dissolution)].—In the Saurapurāṇa, pratisarga is also termed as pratisañcara and pralaya.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. Reabsorption. 2. Reabsorption of the world in Prakriti or in other words, the destruction of the world.
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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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - Pralaya and the disturbance of the Prakṛti Equilibrium < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 3 - Description of the dissolution of the Universe (b) < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
Chapter 1 - Description of the dissolution of the Universe (a) < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
Chapter 2 - The description of the city of Śiva < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)