Prava, Prāvā: 6 definitions
Prava 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Prāvā (प्रावा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.12, I.65). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Prāvā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Prava (प्रव).—[adjective] hovering, soaring.
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Pravā (प्रवा).—weave or tie to ([locative]).
Pravā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and vā (वा).
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Pravā (प्रवा).—blow, be exhaled or spread (odour).
Pravā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and vā (वा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prava (प्रव):—mfn. ([from] √pru) fluttering, hovering, [Ṛg-veda]
2) Pravā (प्रवा):—[=pra-√vā] a [Parasmaipada] -vāti, to blow forth, blow, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;
2) —to smell, yield a scent, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] b f. blowing forth, blowing, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dakṣa, [Vāyu-purāṇa]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Pravā (प्रवा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavāya.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+345): Pravabhra, Pravac, Pravaca, Pravacaka, Pravacana, Pravacanabhakti, Pravacanakara, Pravacanakarti, Pravacanakartri, Pravacanapatu, Pravacanasaragatha, Pravacanasaroddhara, Pravacanavatsalatva, Pravacanika, Pravacanin, Pravacaniya, Pravach, Pravachak, Pravachaka, Pravachan.
Ends with: Abhiprava, Atiprava.
Full-text (+83): Pravas, Pravasa, Pravasana, Pravasin, Pavaya, Pravateja, Pravamga, Pravamgama, Pravaga, Prativarman, Pratikulavacana, Prativatsara, Pratipavacana, Praharavalli, Vipravasa, Prajnavarman, Proshya, Pravasopasthana, Prabhakaravarman, Pravasakritya.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.34.8 < [Sukta 34]
Rig Veda 8.69.1 < [Sukta 69]
Rig Veda 10.38.1 < [Sukta 38]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 3 - Sūrya (the Soul of Universe) < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]
Naishadha-charita of Shriharsha (by Krishna Kanta Handiqui)
Introduction to Narahari’s commentary < [Introduction]
Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)