Pravardhana: 9 definitions


Pravardhana means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pravardhan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pravardhana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pravardhana (प्रवर्धन) refers to the “having increased (the joy of everyone)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.50 (“Description of fun and frolic”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The Gods, mobile and immobile creatures, rejoiced much. Shouts of victory rose up. Auspicious sounds of music were heard everywhere. The sound of the musical instruments was pleasing and increased (pravardhana) the joy of everyone. Viṣṇu accompanied by me, all the gods and sages took leave of the mountain and returned to their abodes. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pravardhana (प्रवर्धन).—Increasing, augmenting.

Derivable forms: pravardhanam (प्रवर्धनम्).

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

Pravardhana (प्रवर्धन) or Pravarddhana.—mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) What causes to grow or increase. n.

(-naṃ) Increase, augmenting. E. pra before, vṛdh to increase, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Pravardhana (प्रवर्धन).—[adjective] the same.

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

1) Pravardhana (प्रवर्धन):—[=pra-vardhana] [from pra-vardhaka > pra-vṛdh] mfn. idem, [Harivaṃśa; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] n. augmenting, increase, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Pravardhana (प्रवर्धन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavaḍḍhaṇa.

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Pravardhana 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»] — Pravardhana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pravardhana (प्रवर्धन) [Also spelled pravardhan]:—(nm) amplification; magnification; development; progress, increase; ~[rdhaka] amplifier, magnifier; hence ~[rdhita] (a).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pravardhana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pravardhana (ಪ್ರವರ್ಧನ):—

1) [adjective] = ಪ್ರವರ್ಧಮಾನ [pravardhamana].

2) [adjective] causing to grow, develop; helping to progress.

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Pravardhana (ಪ್ರವರ್ಧನ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರವರ್ಧತೆ [pravardhate].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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