Pratishruta, Pratiśruta: 10 definitions


Pratishruta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pratiśruta can be transliterated into English as Pratisruta or Pratishruta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत).—A son of Śāntidevā and Vasudeva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 50.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pratishruta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत) (Cf. Pratiśrutkā) refers to an “echo” (e.g., ‘the Buddha answers in the manner of an echo’), according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 15).—Accordingly, “[...]Actually, [even while he speaks], the Buddha is not disturbed and is always resting in samādhi; but as a result of his merits acquired in earlier existences, he utters sounds (śabda) and answers in the manner of an echo (pratiśruta). Like a heavenly musical instrument that emits sounds automatically, like a precious stone that automatically gives people everything they desire in the way of clothing, food or music, the Buddha speaks automatically through all the pores of his body and preaches the Dharma according to the wishes [of his listeners] without any action, thought (manasikāra) or conception (vikalpa) on his part. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत).—p. p. Promised, agreed, assented to.

-tam A promise.

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

Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Promised, assented, agreed, accepted. E. prati mutually, śruta heard.

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

1) Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत):—[=prati-śruta] [from prati-śru] mfn. heard, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] promised (also in marriage), assented, agreed, accepted (te, ‘the promise having been made’), [Gṛhya-sūtra; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata]etc.

3) [v.s. ...] echoing. resounding, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Ānakadundubhi, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. a promise, engagement (See above).

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

Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत):—[prati-śruta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Promised, assented to.

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

Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍiṃsuda, Paḍisuya, Paḍisuyā, Paḍissuya.

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Pratishruta 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratishruta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pratiśruta (प्रतिश्रुत) [Also spelled pratisrut]:—(a) committed, bound, sworn, pledged.

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