Pravargya: 9 definitions


Pravargya 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Pravargya also known as “Ashvina-pravaya”, is an introductory or preliminary ceremony to the Soma sacrifice (of which there are several kinds, the five-day Agnishtoma Soma Sacrifice forming the basic model). In the Pravargya sacrifice, an earthen pot is fashioned from clay dug up from the ground, placed on a fire-altar, and used to boil milk which is offered to the Ashvins, the twin Rigvedic gods of Ayurvedic medicine.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pravargya (प्रवर्ग्य).—A ceremony preliminary to the Soma sacrifice; प्रवर्ग्यं शास्त्रतः कृत्वा (pravargyaṃ śāstrataḥ kṛtvā) Rām.1.14.4; Bhāgavata 3.13.37.

Derivable forms: pravargyaḥ (प्रवर्ग्यः).

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

Pravargya (प्रवर्ग्य).—m.

(-rgyaḥ) An officiating priest. n.

(-rgyaṃ) A particular ceremony or sacrifice. E. pravarga, and ṇyat aff.

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

Pravargya (प्रवर्ग्य).—i. e. pravarga + ya, m. A very holy sacrifice, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 3, 2; Mahābhārata 3, 13027.

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

Pravargya (प्रवर्ग्य).—[masculine] a cert. ceremony introductory to the Soma sacrifice.

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

1) Pravargya (प्रवर्ग्य):—[=pra-vargya] [from pra-varga > pra-vṛj] m. a ceremony introductory to the Soma sacrifice (at which fresh milk is poured into a heated vessel called, mahā-vīra or gharma, or into boiling ghee), [Brāhmaṇa; ???; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Pravargya (प्रवर्ग्य):—[pra-vargya] (rgyaḥ) 1. m. A priest officiating. n. A particular ceremony.

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Pravargya 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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