Prativishnu, Prativiṣṇu: 3 definitions



Prativishnu means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Prativiṣṇu can be transliterated into English as Prativisnu or Prativishnu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Jainism

Prativiṣṇu (प्रतिविष्णु) is another name for Prativāsudeva: the nine antagonistic counterparts of the nine Vāsudevas, mentioned in both Śvetāmbara and Digambara literature.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Prativiṣṇu (प्रतिविष्णु).—Ind. (-ṣṇu) To or in place of Vishnu. E. prati, and viṣṇu the deity so named.

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

1) Prativiṣṇu (प्रतिविष्णु):—[=prati-viṣṇu] ind. at every (image of) Viṣṇu, [Vopadeva]

2) [v.s. ...] towards V°, in place of V°, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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