Pravahana, Pravahaṇa, Pravāhana, Pravāhaṇa: 15 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pravāhaṇa (प्रवाहण).—A king of Pāñcāladeśa. He was a contemporary of Uddālaka.
Pravāhaṇa was a great Dārśanika (philosopher) and he once held a Tattvajñāna Parisad (seminar of philosophers). With a view to defeating the king in a discussion Śvetaketu also attended the seminar. But Śvetaketu was unable to answer the five questions put to him by Pravāhaṇa. Ashamed of the defeat Śvetaketu went to his father Uddālaka, who was his Guru in Jñānavidyā also, and asked him the questions put by Pravāhaṇa. Uddālaka also was unable to answer the questions and they both went to Pravāhaṇa and the latter gave as a gift to those brahmins whatever knowledge he had on Tattvajñāna then. (Chāndogyopaniṣad).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pravahana (प्रवहन).—A sage of the Auttama epoch.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 14.
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.
1) Pravahana (प्रवहन) was a leader of warriors and transcendent warriors (rathātiratha) in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... and [Pravahana], are leaders of warriors and transcendent warriors”.
The story of Pravahana was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.
2) Pravahana (प्रवहन) is the name of a Vidyādhara who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... then a fight took place between those Vidyādhara princes on the one side and Prabhāsa and his comrades on the other, in which there was a great slaughter of soldiers. And in the single combats between the two hosts many warriors were slain on both sides, men, Asuras and Vidyādharas... And the three, Śatrubhata, Vyāghrabhaṭa and Siṃhabhaṭa, were slain by Pravahana, the Vidyādhara king. Pravahana was killed by the two warriors Suroha and Viroha ”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Pravahana, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Pravāhaṇa (प्रवाहण):—[pravāhaṇaṃ] Defecation with bearing and gripping pain.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
India history and geography
Pravahaṇa.—(LP), same as vāhana; a boat. Note: pravahaṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
1) A covered carriage or litter (for women); आरुह प्रवहणम् (āruha pravahaṇam) Mṛcchakaṭika 4.23/24.
2) A carriage, conveyance, vehicle in general.
3) A ship; प्रवहणनिमित्तमेकोऽमात्यः सर्वानमात्यानावाहयेत् (pravahaṇanimittameko'mātyaḥ sarvānamātyānāvāhayet) Kau. A.1.1.
Derivable forms: pravahaṇam (प्रवहणम्).
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1) Driving forth.
2) Evacuation by stool.
Derivable forms: pravāhanam (प्रवाहनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ) 1. A covered car, a litter or carriage for women. 2. A ship. E. pra forth, vah to bear, lyuṭ aff.
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(-naṃ) 1. Driving forth. 2. Evacuation by stool.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pravahaṇa (प्रवहण).—i. e. pra-vah + ana, n. A covered car, a litter or carriage for women, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Pravahaṇa (प्रवहण).—[neuter] letting go, marrying (a girl); any vehicle, carriage, ship (also [feminine] ī, adj. —° [feminine] ā).
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Pravāhaṇa (प्रवाहण).—[adjective] & [neuter] carrying off, driving forth.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pravahaṇa (प्रवहण):—[=pra-vahaṇa] [from pra-vah] n. sending away id est. giving (a girl) in marriage, [Sāma-vidhāna-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] creation, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio])
3) [v.s. ...] a carriage (for women), [Mṛcchakaṭikā]
4) [v.s. ...] a kind of litter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] f(ī)n. (ifc. f(ā). ) a ship, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]
6) Pravāhaṇa (प्रवाहण):—[=pra-vāhaṇa] [from pra-vāha > pra-vah] mfn. carrying off or away, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]
7) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]
8) [=pra-vāhaṇa] [from pra-vāha > pra-vah] n. driving forth, protrusion, [ib.]
9) [v.s. ...] evacuation ([especially] if from sudden desire), [ib.; Caraka]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pravahaṇa (प्रवहण):—[pra-vahaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. A covered car.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Pravahaṇa (प्रवहण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pavahaṇa, Pavāhaṇa.
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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.
Pravahaṇa (ಪ್ರವಹಣ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರವಾಹ - [pravaha -] 1.
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See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Pravahana-ghotaka, Pravahanabalivarda, Pravahanabhanga, Pravahanaka, Pravahanavahaka.
Ends with: Ganikapravahana, Hridapravahana, Kanyapravahana, Ritupravahana.
Full-text: Pravahani, Pravahanabhanga, Pravahaneyi, Pavahana, Pravahana-ghotaka, Kanyapravahana, Praharana, Jaivali, Bhanj, Pravahaneya, Apavarita, Viroha, Suroha, Rodha, Cal.
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