Pravesha, Praveśa: 16 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Praveśa can be transliterated into English as Pravesa or Pravesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pravesh.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Praveśa (प्रवेश) refers to one of the two ways of working the tāna in the string (tantrī):—The entrance (praveśa) is made by sharpening (lit. emphasizing) the preceding (adhara) note and by sortening (mārdava) the succeeding (uttara) note.

2) Praveśa (प्रवेश, “entrance”) refers to one of the five occasions in connexion with songs (dhrūva) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32:—“themes of various Sentiment sung at the entrance of persons into the stage are called the prāveśīkī-dhruvā”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pravesha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Praveśā (प्रवेशा) is another name for Pratoyā, one of the seven major rivers in Kuśadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 87. Kuśadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Vapuṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Praveśa (प्रवेश) refers to “access § 4.9.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Praveśa or Prāveśa.—(EI 17), explained as ‘a small territorial unit’; but probably refers to the assessment of the rent of a loca- lity along with another; cf. Siviḍi-praveśa-Kandalivāḍa-grāma inter- preted as ‘Kandalivāḍa-grāma having its rent assessed along with Siviḍi’ (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXI, p. 59, note 1). See prāveśya, prāpīya. Note: praveśa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pravēśa (प्रवेश).—m (S) Entrance. Pr. sūcīpravēśē musalapravēśaḥ 2 fig. Entering upon, intellectual ingress, insight. 3 A scene (of a play).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pravēśa (प्रवेश).—m Entrance. Ex. sūcīpravēśē musalapravēśa Intellectual ingress, insight. A scene (of a play).

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praveśa (प्रवेश).—1 Entrance, penetration; पुरप्रवेशाभिमुखो बभूव (purapraveśābhimukho babhūva) R.7.1; Ku.3.6.

2) Ingress, access, approach.

3) Entrance on the stage; तेन पात्रप्रवेशश्चेत् (tena pātrapraveśaścet) S. D.6.

4) The entrance or door (of a house &c.).

5) Income, revenue.

6) Close application (to a pursuit), intentness of purpose.

7) The entrance of the sun into a sign of the zodiac.

8) Coming on, setting in (of night).

9) The syringe of a clyster-pipe.

1) Employment, use. (Proverb-cañcupraveśo musalapraveśaḥ; cf. 'the thin end of the wedge').

11) Manner, method.

Derivable forms: praveśaḥ (प्रवेशः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Praveśa (प्रवेश).—(m.), in Lalitavistara 149.18, 21 (prose) anena prave-śena, according to [Boehtlingk] Art und Weise, Methode; Foucaux, entrée (dans la numération des atomes subtils, mentioned in the preceding part of 18 and supplied with praveśena both times by F.); Tibetan renders literally, ḥjug pa, entrance; the [Boehtlingk] rendering is probably close to the intended meaning; perhaps procedure, process; 21 reads: an° pra° imaṃ cāturdvīpakaṃ lokadhātuṃ pramukhaṃ kṛtvā pari- pūrṇakoṭīśataṃ.

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

Praveśa (प्रवेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Intentness on an object, engaging closely in a pursuit or purpose. 2. Entrance, penetration. 3. A door. 4. Entrance on the stage. 5. Income, revenue. E. pra before, viś to enter, aff. ghañ .

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

Praveśa (प्रवेश).—i. e. pra-viś + a, m. 1. Entering, [Pañcatantra] 33, 6. 2. Entrance, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 20, 8. 3. Intentness on an object.

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

Praveśa (प्रवेश).—[masculine] entering, ingress, penetration; entrance ([drama]).

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

1) Praveśa (प्रवेश):—[=pra-veśa] [from pra-viś] a m. (ifc. f(ā). ) entering, entrance, penetration or intrusion into ([locative case] [genitive case] with or without antar, or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. ([accusative]with √kṛ, to make one’s entrance, enter)

2) [v.s. ...] entrance on the stage, [Harivaṃśa; Mālavikāgnimitra]

3) [v.s. ...] the entrance of the sun into a sign of the zodiac, [Varāha-mihira]

4) [v.s. ...] coming or setting in (of night), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] the placing (e. [gana] of any deposit) in a person’s house or hand, [Pañcatantra]

6) [v.s. ...] interfering with another’s business, obtrusiveness, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

7) [v.s. ...] the entering into id est. being contained in ([locative case]), [Pāṇini 2-1, 72 [Scholiast or Commentator]; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] employment, use, utilisation of ([compound]), [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti; Inscriptions]

9) [v.s. ...] income, revenue, tax, toll (cf. -bhāgika)

10) [v.s. ...] intentness on an object, engaging closely in a pursuit or purpose, [Horace H. Wilson]

11) [v.s. ...] manner, method, [Lalita-vistara]

12) [v.s. ...] a place of entrance, door, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

13) [v.s. ...] the syringe of an injection pipe, [Suśruta]

14) [=pra-veśa] b etc. See pra- √viś.

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

Praveśa (प्रवेश):—[pra-veśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Intentness on an object, pursuit; entrance.

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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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