Pratisarga: 9 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pratisarga in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग).—Secondary creation, three-fold;1 done by the ten sons, seven sages and Yāmadevas of the epoch of Svāyambhuva Manu;2 one of the five characteristics of the purāṇa.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 3. 31, 110, 113; Vāyu-purāṇa 102. 46, 53; Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8, 2 and 15.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 8. 1.
  • 3) Ib. 52. 2; 53. 65; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 37; 3. 26.

1b) A topic of the purāṇa at the evening of the day of Brahmā, pralaya sets in, when the whole universe appears like an oven with blazing fire. Then come different clouds pouring in torrents everywhere (Ekārṇava)1 Lord's sleep in the waters.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 10; 100. 133-79.
  • 2) Ib. 100. 185-9.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग) refers to “creation or evolution of the Universe” and represents 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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग).—

1) Secondary creation (as by the agents of one Supreme Being); संग्रहेण मया ख्यातः प्रतिसर्गस्तबानघ (saṃgraheṇa mayā khyātaḥ pratisargastabānagha) Bhāg.4.8.5; आदिसर्गस्तु यः सूत कथितो विस्तरेण च । प्रति- सर्गश्च ये येषामधिपास्तान् वदस्व नः (ādisargastu yaḥ sūta kathito vistareṇa ca | prati- sargaśca ye yeṣāmadhipāstān vadasva naḥ) || Kālikā P.

2) Dissolution.

3) Continued creation out of primitive matter.

4) The portion of a Purāṇa which treats of the destruction and renovation of the world; सर्गश्च प्रतिसर्गश्च वंशो मन्वन्तराणि च । वंशानुचरितं चैव पुराणं पञ्चलक्षणम् (sargaśca pratisargaśca vaṃśo manvantarāṇi ca | vaṃśānucaritaṃ caiva purāṇaṃ pañcalakṣaṇam) ||

Derivable forms: pratisargaḥ (प्रतिसर्गः).

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

Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग).—m.

(-rgaḥ) 1. The portion of a Purana, which treats of the destruction and renovation of the world. 2. Secondary creation, or the creation of the world by the agency of Brahma. and other divine beings regarded as the agents of one Supreme Being. 2. Dissolution. E. prati severally, sarga going.

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

Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग).—[prati-sarga], m. 1. Secondary creation, or the creation of the world by Brahman and other divine beings. 2. The portion of a Purāṇa which treats of the destruction and renovation of the world.

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

1) Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग):—[=prati-sarga] a See under prati-√sṛj.

2) [=prati-sarga] [from prati-sṛj] b m. secondary or continued creation out of primitive matter, [Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] dissolution, destruction, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] the portion of a Purāṇa which treats of the destruction and renovation of the world, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 511; 517.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग):—(1. pra + sarga) m. Weiterschöpfung, die fortgesetzte Schöpfung aus dem Urstoffe Cit. bei [BURNOUF] in der Einl. zu [Bhāgavatapurāṇa I, XLIV.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 27, Nalopākhyāna 1.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 252.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 18, 6.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 8, 5.] Wird auch durch pralaya (s. den [Scholiast] zu [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 8, 5]) Auflösung erklärt.

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Pratisarga (प्रतिसर्ग):—[Oxforder Handschriften.8,a,15. 30,a,27.]

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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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